NI vaccine roll-out: Early bookings available for 30-34 year-olds

Northern Ireland’s vaccination programme is to be opened up to some 30 to 34-year-olds.

Friday, 30th April 2021, 10:23 am
Updated Friday, 30th April 2021, 3:38 pm

Health Minister Robin Swann said there is some limited availability for people in that age cohort.

The appointments are mainly available at the mass vaccination centre in Belfast’s SSE Arena, with bookings opening at 10am on Friday.

Some appointments may also become available in community pharmacies.

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Mr Swann said: “It is worth remembering the progress that our vaccination programme has made in a relatively short period of time.

“In less than five months we have vaccinated almost one million people, and thousands of our citizens have been able to receive the vaccine well ahead of schedule.

“I know that we all long for a sustainable return to more normal times and vaccination offers the best hope for this.

“Uptake is very encouraging, and I’m pleased that we are moving so quickly through the cohorts.

“We have a limited number of slots that we can now offer to those aged 30 to 34, so, if you’re eligible, I would urge you to step forward and take the opportunity to get the jab.”