The SSE Arena will be a regional vaccination center working alongside trust centers and GP practices.
Community pharmacists will also join the vaccination program next week, bringing vaccines to many local shopping streets.
Vaccination Program Manager Patricia Donnelly said: “Today we see another significant advance in the vaccination program in Northern Ireland. The SSE Arena will allow us to vaccinate a minimum of 4,000 per day by building up to 8,000 and I urge anyone who is eligible to reserve their spot. ”
Ms Donnelly is also urging the public to verify that they are eligible before booking, otherwise they will be refused at the vaccination center.
She added: “We are seeing an increasing number of ineligible people, including people from the ROI, trying to make an appointment at one of our vaccination centers. Only those who meet the criteria will be vaccinated. If you show up and are not eligible, you will be refused and will waste staff time in the process. ”
To get a vaccine in Northern Ireland, you need the following:
- A Northern Ireland HSC number
- You must be registered with a Northern Irish GP
- Produce a photographic ID
- Only members of eligible groups will be vaccinated
Patricia said: “Check before you book. Don’t take an unnecessary trip. You will not be vaccinated unless you are eligible. Do not waste your time and the precious time of the center staff.
“We expect the reservation system to be extremely busy, so be patient when booking your slot. ”
The trusts have made special arrangements for homeless people, asylum seekers and UK residents who are currently staying in Northern Ireland.
- people aged 70 or over on March 31, 2021
- those aged 65 to 69 as of March 31, 2021
- those who are clinically extremely vulnerable aged 16 or older as of March 31, 2021 and who have a letter of protection
- those aged 60 to 64 as of March 31, 2021
- those aged 55 to 59 as of March 31, 2021
- those aged 50 to 54 as of March 31, 2021
- those with an underlying condition aged 16 to 17 as of March 31, who have a letter from a GP
- a letter from your hospital specialist or general practitioner
- an email or letter from your employer – if you are directly involved in the provision of health and social care in Northern Ireland
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