Vaccination Programme Opens For 35-39 Year Olds

The vaccination programme in Northern Ireland has opened for people aged 35 to 39 from today, 26 April.

From 8am, people in that age group are able to book their appointment at a vaccination centre or community pharmacy.
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Health Minister Robin Swann said: "This week we will see further easing of restrictions with the re-opening of non-essential retail, gyms, leisure facilities and some tourist accommodation. These easements have only been possible because of the success of the vaccination programme, coupled with the actions of the general public. Therefore I would appeal to everyone who is eligible for vaccination to get an appointment booked. I know there are some younger people that think they don’t need the vaccine but we have seen what this virus can do. So please protect yourself and get the vaccine.

"Vaccination is absolutely vital in helping us move through this pandemic. There is no doubt that there are people in Northern Ireland alive today because they have been vaccinated."

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