To be vaccinated at Community Pharmacy, you must be registered with a GP in Northern Ireland and in an eligible cohort as defined by the COVID-19 vaccination programme.
- Aged 18 years and over (patients make ‘Informed Decision – see below)
- Health and social care workers (aged 25 or over)
For more information on eligibility please visit HSC Public Health Agency
If you have received your first vaccination at another clinic we can not offer you your second vaccination, you need to return to the same clinic you received your first vaccination.
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Swipe through the below MediCare Pharmacies to find your nearest vaccination clinic.
MediCare Pharmacy Group, as the largest indigenous pharmacy chain in Northern Ireland, are delighted to be able to further support our local communities, by providing the COVID-19 Community Pharmacy Vaccine Service across Northern Ireland.
- NI COVID Vaccination programme is only available to individuals registered with a GP practice in Northern Ireland.
- Members of the public can only receive the COVID vaccination from the pharmacy if they fall into one of the cohorts of patients as approved by the Department of Health – see cohorts here
- The pharmacy is required to carry out patient eligibility checks and patient health checks prior to any vaccine being administered.
Please select your nearest MediCare COVID-19 Vaccine pharmacy above and make your booking.
Please note that the Community Pharmacy COVID-19 vaccination program offers the Astra Zeneca Vaccine.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) have advised that:
Unvaccinated adults aged 30 - 39 years who are not in a clinical priority group at higher risk of severe COVID-19 disease, should be preferentially offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, where possible and only where no substantial delay or barrier in access to vaccination would arise.
First doses for unvaccinated adults who are aged 25 to 39 years and are not in a clinical priority group at higher risk of COVID-19 disease.
Community pharmacies may offer the AstraZeneca vaccine to individuals in this cohort who have made a fully informed choice to receive the vaccine.
First doses for unvaccinated adults who are aged 25 to 39 years and are in a clinical priority group at higher risk of COVID-19 disease.
The advice from JCVI remains that the benefits of prompt vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine continue to outweigh the risk of adverse effects in unvaccinated adults who have underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19 disease.
First doses for unvaccinated adults who are aged 40 years or over.
Community pharmacies will continue to offer the AstraZeneca vaccine to unvaccinated individuals aged 40 years and over, unless otherwise contraindicated.
All those who have received a first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine should continue to be offered a second dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, irrespective of age. The second dose will be important for longer lasting protection against COVID-19.