Chief medical officer urges young people to get vaccinated against Covid this weekend

Chief Medical Officer Professor Sir Michael McBride urged young people to take full advantage of the opportunity to get vaccinated this weekend when Trusts host clinics for the 12 to 17 age groups.

Professor Sir Michael McBride was speaking ahead of the deployment of a series of clinics across Northern Ireland on November 27-28. He said: I can fully understand that there is a feeling among some young people that the threat of Covid-19 is not something that applies to them.

“However, recent events where large numbers of young people have been gathered have shown us that age alone is not a protection against the capture of this virus or its transmission to others who may be even more vulnerable. .

“Many young people have already seen their careers, education and sporting activity drastically reduced due to the contraction of Covid-19. “

Professor Sir Michael McBride went on to say: “I would ask parents, guardians and guardians to have a conversation with their children and encourage them to take this opportunity to receive the vaccine. The weight of the past two years has fallen particularly on the young people and they have missed so much.

“Getting the vaccine gives them the best chance to regain control and protect themselves and also their loved ones, including their parents, grandparents and other loved ones. The more people vaccinated will help reduce the impact of Covid-19 in society and on health services.

“Immunization is also very important when it comes to reducing disruption in the education of young people.

All the details of the clinics available on nidirect www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/get-covid-19-vaccination-northern-ireland#toc-1

People aged 12 to 15 will need an adult / guardian to accompany them to a vaccination clinic to give their consent.

saturday 27 november

Ballymena – Base de Loisirs des Sept Tours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

Belfast – Ulster Rugby Kingspan Stadium: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Belfast – Ulster Hospital, acute services block: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Craigavon ​​- Rushmere Center: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (by appointment only)

Downpatrick – Downshire Hospital, Great Hall: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Enniskillen – South West Acute Hospital, key worker accommodation: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (by appointment only)

Lisburn Primary and Community Care Center: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Londonderry – Altnagelvin Hospital, level 5, tower: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (by appointment only)

Kilkeel Leisure Center: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (by appointment only)

Omagh – Tyrone and Fermanagh Hospital, former school canteen: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (by appointment only)

Sunday November 28

Ballymena – Base de Loisirs des Sept Tours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

Belfast – Ulster Rugby Kingspan Stadium: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Belfast – Ulster Hospital, acute services block: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Craigavon ​​- Rushmere Center: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (by appointment only)

Downpatrick – Downshire Hospital, Great Hall: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dungannon – the Junction: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (by appointment only)

Enniskillen – South West Acute Hospital, key worker accommodation: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (by appointment only)

Lisburn Primary and Community Care Center: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Londonderry – Altnagelvin Hospital Site, level 5, tower: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (by appointment only)

Omagh – Tyrone and Fermanagh Hospital, former school canteen: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (by appointment only)

While some clinics operate a walk-in system, others are by appointment only. Online booking is available on: