‘Book early, book now’ - Robin Swann urges over 60s to arrange vaccine date

Health Minister Robin Swann is encouraging local people aged 60 and over that the best time to book their Covid-19 vaccination “is now”.

Saturday, 13th March 2021, 11:31 am

The Minister said: “We will be extending the vaccination programme to other age groups before very long, and that means many more people will be looking to fill appointment slots.

“So if you are eligible now, the best time to book is definitely now. Don’t delay in getting yourself protected.”

The appointments are for the seven regional vaccination centres, run by Trusts - including the Seven Towers Leisure Centre in Ballymena. Please book online if it all possible: vaccinations.covid-19.hscni.net/booking

Health Minister Robin Swann

If online booking is not possible, then the telephone booking number is 0300 200 7813.

The booking line is now open 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday.

Those who are in the 60 plus age range have the choice of being contacted by their GPs and receiving a jab, or booking themselves in at one of the seven centres - if they haven’t already been invited to receive the vaccine by their GP.

If you have already been invited by your GP and confirmed, please do keep that appointment.