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Am I eligible to use the vaccine service?

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:

  • public messages to the following groups:
    • those aged 65 and older at 31st March 2021
    • those aged 60 – 64 at 31st March 2021
    • those aged 50 – 59 at 31st March 2021 
    • those aged 45 – 49 at 31st March 2021
    • those aged 40 – 44 at 31st March 2021
    • those aged 35 – 39 at 30th April 2021
    • those aged 30 – 34 at 30th April 2021
  • those who are clinically extremely vulnerable aged 16 and over at 31st March 2021 and have a shielding letter
  • those who have an underlying condition aged 16 -17 at 31st March , who have a GP letter.
  • a letter from your hospital specialist or your GP
  • an email or letter from your employer

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.

Updated: 2 days ago Posted: March 31, 2021 7:00 am Share: