Vaccination at Community Pharmacy
Who are Community Pharmacy vaccinating?
To be vaccinated at Community Pharmacy, you generally must be registered with a GP in Northern Ireland and in an eligible cohort as defined by the COVID-19 vaccination programme, however if you are not registered with a GP in NI but live here or are temporally a resident in NI, you should contact the Department of Health via the following e-mail address and they will advise you how you can be vaccinated COVID-19VaccinationProgramme@health-ni.gov.uk
If you book with a community pharmacy but are not eligible your appointment will be cancelled
If you’re pregnant or believe you could be pregnant and have not yet received your first vaccination, you cannot currently be vaccinated at a community pharmacy. Speak to your obstetric provider or midwife for advice about getting the COVID-19 vaccination via a Trust vaccination centre
Where and how do I get vaccinated via community pharmacy?
If you are eligible, please visit the map of participating pharmacies to see if your desired pharmacy is providing the COVID-19 vaccination service.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Do I need to bring anything with me for vaccination?
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.
If you do not have the required proof of identification you will not be able to receive your vaccination, if you have any doubts please contact the DoH at COVID-19VaccinationProgramme@health-ni.gov.uk and they will advise.
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.