FAQs Community Pharmacy vaccination
Frequently Asked Questions for Community Pharmacy vaccinations
- How to book your vaccination at community pharmacies
- Pregnant women
- Accessibility for visually impaired users
- Click on the map link Vaccine Service for NI (hscni.net) and enter a town or Postcode
- Select a geographical radius e.g. 5 or 10 miles from the initial location
- Select preference for community pharmacy or Trust service
- Select the dose required i.e. primary 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose or a COVID-19 booster or a seasonal flu vaccination
- Multiple options will be displayed based on the criteria entered
- Details of the various options available can be provided by clicking on the pharmacy’s booking link or contacting the pharmacy directly as detailed in the text box
**Please note booking systems on the map belong to the individual pharmacies and not Health and Social Care – for issues or queries in relation to booking contact the pharmacy **
You will need proof of your identity in order to receive your vaccination. This ideally should be photographic ID (showing proof of your date of birth), such as passport or driving licence. If this is not available, please contact the pharmacy to see what other forms of identification can be used. If you do not have the required proof of identification, you will not be able to receive your vaccination.
If you book with a community pharmacy but are not eligible, your appointment will be cancelled.
Each participating pharmacy will be operating differently, i.e., differing clinic dates and times or providing walk in appointments. They will also have different arrangements in place for booking appointments. Please contact your desired pharmacy for more information on their individual procedures.
Please do not book multiple appointments at different pharmacies or booking sites as this reduces the number of appointments available.
Please do not attend the pharmacy or vaccination appointment if you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19. Instead contact the pharmacy to get advice and rearrange your appointment.
You will be required to wear a face covering (unless exempt). Please also check with the pharmacy if they have any additional infection control procedures in place that you will need to comply with.
If you are pregnant or believe you could be pregnant, you can be vaccinated with the seasonal influenza vaccine or a COVID-19 vaccine at a participating community pharmacy.
Please speak to your Obstetric provider or midwife for further advice about getting a seasonal influenza or COVID-19 vaccination.
If you are blind or partially sighted and need help getting the details of your local participating pharmacy, please contact RNIB at 0303 123 9999. Please note: this is not a booking line and the operator cannot help organise any vaccination appointments.
*Calls cost no more than a standard rate call to a 01 or 02 number, and count towards any inclusive minutes in the same way as 01 and 02 calls. The price of calls varies between different providers, including between landline and mobile companies, so check with your provider if you are unsure.