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Covid-19 Vaccinations at your local Community Pharmacy

Community pharmacies across Northern Ireland are offering 1st, 2nd primary doses and Booster Covid-19 vaccinations:

Can I be vaccinated at Community Pharmacy?

To be vaccinated at Community Pharmacy, you generally have to be registered with a GP in Northern Ireland and meet an eligible age cohort.

If you are not registered with a GP in Northern Ireland, speak to the pharmacist for advice about how you can be vaccinated.

Covid-19 Booster

You can receive your Covid-19 Booster at participating pharmacies if you fall into one of the categories below AND if it has been at least 3 months since you received your 2nd primary dose (you can get the booster jab at a pharmacy regardless of where you got your primary doses. 

  • Those aged 18 years or over
  • Frontline Health and Social Care Workers not employed by a Health & Social Care Trust (with direct patient contact) aged 18 years or over (this includes funeral director staff)
  • Carers (In Northern Ireland, the definition of a carer is: Carers are people who, without payment, provide help and support to a family member or a friend who may not be able to manage without this help because of frailty, illness or disability. Carers can be adults caring for other adults, parents caring for ill or disabled children or young people who care for another family member.)
  • Household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals (you must bring the letter you will have received from the Trust or GP indicated that you are eligible)

For the map of pharmacies providing Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations click here

1st or 2nd Primary Covid-19 Vaccinations

You can receive a 1st or 2nd primary dose at a participating community pharmacy if you fall into one of the following categories:

  • For those aged 18 years or over, you can be vaccinated at those pharmacies providing Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

Can I just walk-in?

Whilst some pharmacies are offering walk-in clinics, it is advisable to check the pharmacy’s website or phone first to see if booking an appointment is recommended. Remember, vaccination clinics may be advertised on your pharmacy's social media pages or instore.

Pregnant?

If you are pregnant or believe you could be pregnant and have not yet received your first vaccination or have received your first Moderna COVID-19 Vaccination, you can be vaccinated via the Community Pharmacy COVID-19 vaccination service at those pharmacies providing Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations.

Please speak to your Obstetric provider or midwife for advice about getting the COVID-19 vaccination.

Map instructions

  • Click on the map and search for a pharmacy close to or most convenient for you
  • Click on pharmacy name
  • Then either click on the weblink to the pharmacy’s online booking system or phone the pharmacy to make an appointment for your COVID-19 vaccination.
  • **Please note booking systems on the map belong to the individual pharmacies and not Health and Social Care – for issues or queries in relation to booking contact the pharmacy **

If you are blind or partially sighted and need help in accessing the details of your local participating pharmacy, please contact RNIB at 0303 123 9999. Please note: this is not a booking line and the operator cannot help organise any vaccination appointments. 

RNIB are ready to answer your call Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm.

Calls cost no more than a standard rate call to an 01 or 02 number, and count towards any inclusive minutes in the same way as 01 and 02 calls. The price of calls varies between different providers, including between landline and mobile companies, so check with your provider if you are unsure.

The email address is: helpline@rnib.org.uk

What else do I need to know or bring to my appointment?

Each pharmacy will be operating different clinic dates and times. They will also have different arrangements in place for booking appointments. Please contact your desired pharmacy for more information on their individual procedures.

Please do not book multiple appointments at different pharmacies or booking sites as this reduces the number of appointments available.

Please do not attend the pharmacy or vaccination appointment if you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, or are currently in self-isolation having been identified as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case. Instead contact the pharmacy to get advice and rearrange your appointment.

You will need proof of your identity in order to receive your vaccination. This ideally should be photographic ID (showing proof of your date of birth), such as passport or driving licence. If this is not available, please contact the pharmacy to see what other forms of identification can be used.

You may also need to bring a letter from your Trust, GP or employer which states that you are eligible for a vaccination.

If you do not have the required proof of identification you will not be able to receive your vaccination.

You will be required to wear a face covering (unless exempt). Please also check with the pharmacy if they have any additional infection control procedures in place that you will need to comply with.

 

Contact

Adrienne Clugston, Operations Manager
adrienne@uca.org.uk

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