If you are eligible, you can book your COVID-19 vaccination online.
The COVID-19 vaccination involves 2 injections, ten weeks apart. When you book your first appointment, you will also get a date for your second appointment. This will be at the same vaccination centre.
Before booking your appointment, you must read through the information provided to make sure it is safe for you to receive the vaccine.
You can find more information on the COVID-19 vaccine at: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/covid-vaccine
If you are eligible, book your appointment at: https://vaccinations.covid-19.hscni.net/
You can also book your vaccination via telephone on 0300 200 7813 Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 8.00pm.
If you live in Northern Ireland and are entitled to treatment by the health service you can book a COVID-19 vaccination online if you have been invited to do so.
The invitation may have come from:
If you have received multiple invitations, you only need to book once.
If you have received a letter from your GP inviting you to book a vaccination with them, you should contact them directly and not use this service to book your vaccination online.
Please note, you will be asked to show photo ID, proof of date of birth and your shielding letter (if this applies) when you arrive at the vaccination centre. If you are not in an eligible group, you will not be given your vaccination.
If you are in the underlying condition group you will need to bring your GP letter.
If you’re the main carer (aged 18 or over on the 31 March 2021) of an elderly or disabled person, you can book an appointment by contacting your local Trust care co-ordinator. Click here for details.
Following the latest advice from the JCVI it is preferable if people aged under 40 receive the Pfizer-BioNTech. In NI this will be accommodated through the regional Trust vaccination centres.
The JCVI has also advised that those aged under 40 may still make an informed choice to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine. More information regarding the latest JCVI statement can be found here.
Before you book your vaccination appointment, please read the following information to make sure it is safe. If you answer yes to any, you may still be able to get your vaccination but you should speak to the vaccination team when you arrive at the centre.
If you are not sure how to answer any of the above, please speak with the vaccination team when you arrive at the vaccination centre.
Please note: signs of an allergic reaction may include itchy skin rash, shortness of breath and swelling of the face or tongue. Contact your doctor or healthcare professional immediately or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away if you have an allergic reaction. It can be life-threatening.
You can still have a vaccine if you have a mild fever or upper airway infection, like a cold.
If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 infection, you should wait for 4 weeks after your symptoms started before booking a vaccine.
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
If you tested positive for COVID-19 but have no symptoms, you should wait for 4 weeks after your positive test result before booking a vaccine.
If you are, or have been, in a COVID-19 vaccine trial, please bring a letter or email to your appointment from the trial team saying that you can be safely vaccinated.
If you are part of any other trial this will not prevent you from receiving your vaccine. If you are taking part in a COVID-19 survey can also receive the COVID-19 vaccination.
Please speak to the trial or survey team if you have any questions.
You need a mobile number or email address to book your vaccination online so we can confirm your appointment details. Please check that your details are correct before booking.
If you are in the clinically extremely vulnerable group you need a shielding letter. You will need to show this to the vaccination team when you arrive at your appointment.
If you know your Health and Care Number, this will make the booking process quicker. You can find your number on any letters from the hospital, letters from your GP, on any prescription or on your medical card. You can see this in the middle of the image below.
If you don’t know your Health and Care number, you do not need to find it. You don’t need to ring your GP to ask for it.
Come alone. Please do not bring children, friends or other family with you unless you need assistance.
Don’t come if you have any COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive.
You must bring photo ID and proof of your age, e.g. passport, driving licence, electoral card, or travel pass. Photo identification which has passed its expiration date is acceptable.
If you are in the clinically extremely vulnerable group (and aged 16 or over at 31st March 2021) you must bring your shielding letter. If you do not have this you will not be able to receive your vaccination.
If you do not have a photo ID, vaccination centres may accept identification which verifies name and date of birth, e.g. JAM cards, brain injury identity cards and carers identification.
Vaccination centres may also accept letters verifying identify and date of birth from organisations or members of a professional body to whom they may be known, on headed paper or officially stamped, e.g. charities such as Women’s Aid, Probation Service, a solicitor, member of the clergy, etc.
If in doubt please contact the vaccination centre to confirm what form of identification they will accept.
The vaccination centre staff will check your details before you get your vaccine. The nurse or doctor will ask you some questions for your safety before you get a vaccine – you should answer these as accurately as possible. If you are attending the vaccination centre with someone who is unable to answer these questions, you will need to answer these questions for them. If you are unable to answer these questions we will be unable to give a vaccine and referral back to GP will be advised.
You may be asked to wait for 15 minutes after your vaccination before you can go home. Vaccination centre staff will give you a vaccine card. You should keep this safe and bring it back at your next appointment.
You can now cancel your vaccination appointment online.
You will need your date of birth and a mobile number or email address so we can confirm your identity.
Please note that if you cancel your first vaccination appointment, your second appointment will also be cancelled.
This is because your appointments are made ten weeks apart and they are linked. When you are ready, you can use the online booking system to rebook your vaccination. If you want to cancel your second appointment you will need to call the vaccination centre where you had your first appointment to rebook.
Cancel your appointment at: https://vaccinations.covid-19.hscni.net/portal
You can also cancel your vaccination via telephone on 0300 200 7813 every day 8:00am to 8.00pm.
Please note: the telephone number above, 0300 200 7813, will be closed on Monday 3rd and Monday 31st May due to Bank Holidays.
If you need to make changes to your booking please use the contact details below based on the location of your vaccination appointment.
Seven Towers Leisure Centre
Call: (028) 9448 1777
Alternatively, if lines are busy email: Cancel.CovidVax@northerntrust.hscni.net
South Lake Leisure Centre Call
Call: (028) 3756 0300
Monday to Friday open 10am to 3pm
Sat and Sun open 10am to 1pm
Alternatively, if lines are busy, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Foyle Arena, Omagh Leisure Complex & Fermanagh Lakeland Forum
Call: (028) 7161 0753
Alternatively, if lines are busy, email:email@example.com
Royal Victoria Hospital
When it’s your turn, you’ll be contacted by letter, text or email with information on how to book your appointment. More people are being offered the vaccine every week.
The vaccine is being offered at larger vaccination centers, and some local NHS services such as hospitals or GP surgeries.
If you are invited to have your vaccination at a larger vaccination centre , you’ll get a letter.
If you are invited to have your vaccination at a local centre such as a hospital or GP surgery, you will usually get a text or email. You may sometimes get a letter.
You can choose to go to a larger vaccination centre, or wait to be invited to go to a local NHS service. More places are opening all the time.
You may get a phone call from the health service. This will be a reminder to book your COVID-19 vaccination appointments. The person you speak to will see if you need any help and support. They will not call you to book appointments over the phone.
To book online go to https://vaccinations.covid-19.hscni.net/
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