This week the Department of Health announced carers within certain age ranges can book their vaccine.  The Health Minister Robin Swann has decided today to remove the age criteria and open the scheme to anyone who is a main carer.

The locations are:

Belfast Trust – Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast

South Eastern Trust – Ulster Hospital, Dundonald

Southern Trust – South Lake Leisure Centre, Craigavon

Northern Trust – Seven Towers Leisure Centre, Ballymena

Western Trust - Foyle Arena, Londonderry, Omagh Leisure Centre, Omagh; and Lakeside Leisure Centre, Enniskillen.

To make a vaccination centre appointment by phone, call 0300 200 7813. The phone line is open Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.

To make an appointment online, go to

Anyone attending a vaccination centre can be assured that social distancing and other Covid safety rules are strictly applied. People must get their first and second doses from the same provider – they must not try to “mix and match” between GPs and vaccination centres.