30/04/2021

NI Vaccination To Be Opened Up To 30-34-Year-Olds

The vaccination programme in Northern Ireland is to be opened up to some 30 to 34-year-olds.

Health Minister Robin Swann said there is limited availability for people in that age group.

The appointments are mainly available at the SSE Arena in Belfast.
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Mr Swann said: "It is worth remembering the progress that our vaccination programme has made in a relatively short period of time. In less than five months we have vaccinated almost one million people and thousands of our citizens have been able to receive the vaccine well ahead of schedule.

"I know that we all long for a sustainable return to more normal times and vaccination offers the best hope for this. Uptake is very encouraging and I'm pleased that we are moving so quickly through the cohorts. We have a limited number of slots that we can now offer to those aged 30 to 34, so if you're eligible I would urge you to step forward and take the opportunity to get the jab."

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