Where to get boosted this weekend in Northern Ireland
The head of NI’s vaccination programme has welcomed hugely encouraging demand for booster doses.
An impressive tally of 104,933 boosters has been reported on the vaccination dashboard in the past five days alone.
Praising all those involved in the concerted drive to get people jabbed as quickly as possible, Patricia Donnelly said:
“GPs, pharmacists and Health Trusts are all working flat out on the emergency escalation of the booster programme. We are all hugely encouraged by the numbers of people continuing to come forward.
“Every effort is being made to keep waits to a minimum and to further increase the programme’s capacity.
“Our official total for boosters and third doses administered now stands at 639,357. I expect that to grow substantially in the coming days.
“From next week, the booster programme will be open to 18-29 year olds who received their 2nd dose at least three months previously.
“People are also still coming forward for their first and second doses and I would urge anyone who still remains unvaccinated to take up this opportunity as soon as possible. Eighty seven per cent of the population aged 12 and over have now had at least a first dose. That increases to some 91% for the 18 plus age group.”
Details of the Trust vaccination clinics are listed below. While walk-in options are available, booking is encouraged:
A new feature on the online booking platform gives you instant information on vaccination clinics near you.
You can type in your postcode or town and find out about all the Trust and pharmacy clinics close to your home:
For the latest information on Trust vaccination clinics check Trust websites.
Their planned clinics over the weekend include:
BELFAST TRUST Vaccination Hub at Knockbracken Hall Daily from 9am – 6pm
Vaccination Centre at the Royal Victoria Hospital Daily from 8am – 8.30pm
Due to high demand the Vaccination at the RVH will remain open to 10.30pm tonight and on Monday night.
Deanby Youth Centre – Oldpark Terrace, Belfast BT14 6NP Saturday 18 December: 10am – 4pm Crusaders Football Grounds – St Vincent’s Street, Belfast, BT15 3QG Sunday 19 December: 10am – 4pm
Queen’s University Belfast Great Hall Monday 20 December: 10am – 5pm
Mass Vaccination Centre, Seven Towers Leisure Centre, Ballymena Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 December: 9am – 5pm (closed 12.30 - 1pm) Monday to Thursday: 9.30am – 8pm
Walk in capacity is extremely limited – please book online.
Coleraine Leisure Centre Monday 20 December: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Valley Leisure Centre, Newtownabbey *FULLY BOOKED* Friday 17, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 December: 9.30am – 4.30pm
SOUTH EASTERN TRUST
Ulster Hospital Acute Services Block Monday-Sunday: 8.15am - 8pm
Lisburn Primary and Community Care Centre *FULLY BOOKED* Monday – Sunday: 9.30am - 7.30pm.
Downshire Hospital, Great Hall Saturday and Sunday: 9.30am - 3.30pm
South Lake Leisure Centre Friday 17 December: 11am - 8pm (last walk in 7pm) Saturday 18, Sunday 19, Monday 20 December: 8am - 8pm (last walk in 7pm)
Newry Leisure Centre Friday 17, Saturday 18 and Monday 20 December: 9am-8pm (last walk in 7pm)
The Junction, Dungannon Sunday 19 December: 9.15am - 5.30pm (last walk-in 4.30pm)
Foyle Arena Friday 17 and Saturday 18 December: 9am – 8pm Sunday 19 December: 9am – 5pm Monday 20 December: 9am – 8pm
Omagh Leisure Complex Friday 17 and Saturday 18 December: 9am – 8pm Sunday 19 December: 9am – 5pm Monday 20 December: 9am – 8pm
Lakeland Forum Sunday 19 December: 11am – 5pm Monday 20 December: 9am – 5pm