The majority of Pharmacies are currently only supplying the AstraZeneca vaccine at this time. However initially a small number are providing Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations with new pharmacies being added each week.
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:
- For those aged 40 years or over, you can be vaccinated at those pharmacies providing either AstraZeneca or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
- For those aged 18 years or over, you can be vaccinated at those pharmacies providing Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
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.
If you are pregnant or believe you could be pregnant and have received your first vaccination of AstraZeneca, you can be vaccinated with your second dose of AstraZeneca via the Community Pharmacy COVID-19 vaccination service at those pharmacies providing AstraZeneca.
Please speak to your Obstetric provider or midwife for advice about getting the COVID-19 vaccination.
If you book with a community pharmacy but are not eligible your appointment will be cancelled.
How do I know which pharmacy is providing the service?
If you are eligible, please visit the relevant map of participating pharmacies to see if your desired pharmacy is providing the COVID-19 vaccination service with your desired vaccine choice.
For the map of pharmacies providing AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccinations click here
For the map of pharmacies providing Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations click here [Please note this is a new service and additional pharmacies are being added each week, the map gives the current active locations].
1. Click on the map and search for a pharmacy close to or most convenient for you
2. Click on pharmacy name
3. 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.
4. **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.
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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.
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