Dept Of Health: 'Get Boosted For Christmas'

All adults eligible for their booster are being encouraged to get the jab at one of the many vaccination clinics in operation this week.

As of yesterday, all those aged over 18 who received their second dose at least three months ago, can now take up the opportunity to get boosted.

The programme has seen a sharp acceleration in recent weeks with latest figures showing that more than 50% of those eligible for their booster have now received it. Vaccination teams working in Trusts, pharmacies and GPs have worked hard to provide the population with this strengthened protection and will continue to do so with clinics operating throughout Northern Ireland in the lead up to Christmas Day.

Details of opening hours for the week ahead are listed below. While walk-in options are available, booking is encouraged.

Capacity may be limited at some Trust vaccination centres, so please check Trust social media channels for the most up to date information.

Boosters are also being provided by GPs and community pharmacies. A new feature on the online booking platform gives you instant information on vaccination clinics near you.

You can type in your postcode or town and find out about all the Trust and pharmacy clinics close to your home. vaccinations.covid-19.hscni.net/location-search

For the latest information on Trust vaccination clinics check Trust websites. Their planned clinics this week include:

Belfast Trust

• Vaccination Hub at Knockbracken Hall 

Monday 20 December – Thursday 23 December: 9am – 6pm

Christmas Eve: 10am - 2pm

• Vaccination Centre at the Royal Victoria Hospital 
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Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 December: 8am – 10.30pm

Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 December: 8am – 8.30pm

Christmas Eve: 10am - 2pm

• Short Strand Community Centre, 26A Beechfield Street, Belfast

Tuesday 21 December: 10am – 2pm

• Queen’s University Belfast Great Hall

Monday 20 December – Thursday 23 December: 10am – 5pm

Northern Trust

Walk in capacity is extremely limited – please book online.

• Mass Vaccination Centre, Seven Towers Leisure Centre, Ballymena

Monday 20 December – Thursday 23 December: 9.30am – 8pm

• Coleraine Leisure Centre

Monday 20 - Wednesday 22 December: 9.30am – 4.30pm

• Antrim Forum

Tuesday 21 - Thursday 23 December: 9.30am – 4.30pm

• Meadowbank, Magherafelt

Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 December: 9.30am – 4.30pm

South Eastern Trust

• Lisburn Primary and Community Care Centre

Monday 20 December – Thursday 23 December: 9.30am - 7.30pm

• Ulster Hospital Acute Services Block (Appointment only)

Monday 20 December – Thursday 23 December: 8.15am - 8pm

• TEC, Belfast

Details on opening hours will be published on SE Trust website and social media channels.

Southern Trust

• South Lake Leisure Centre

Monday 20 December – Thursday 23 December: 8am - 8pm (last walk in 7pm)

• Newry Leisure Centre

Monday 20 December – Thursday 23 December: 9am - 8pm (last walk in 7pm)

Western Trust

Limited capacity for walk-ins each day, booked appointments are recommended to help avoid delays.  

• Foyle Arena

Monday 20 December – Wednesday 22 December: 9am – 8pm

Thursday 23 December: 9am – 5pm

• Omagh Leisure Complex

Monday 20 December – Wednesday 22 December: 9am – 8pm

Thursday 23 December: 9am – 5pm

• Lakeland Forum

Monday 20 December: 9am – 5pm

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