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Vaccine rollout fully extended to 35 to 39 year olds

The Covid 19 vaccine programme is now fully open for those aged 35 to 39 in Northern Ireland.

The Executive announced last week that 35-39 year olds could avail of some limited availability to book a vaccine, but that has now been extended to a full rollout from Monday at 8am.

Anyone born between 01/04/81 and 30/04/86 can book an appointment at a regional vaccination centre or participating community pharmacy.

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Booking for the vaccination centres can be made online at: covid-19.hscni.net/get-vaccinated. Bookings can also be made using the telephone booking number 0300 200 7813.

A map of the community pharmacies participating in the vaccine rollout in the Tyrone area can be found here.

Health Minister Robin Swann urged those within the 35 to 39 age group to book their vaccine as soon as possible.

“I can announce formally that from tomorrow we will fully open up the vaccination programme in Northern Ireland for all those aged over 35. I know this will be welcome news for those in this age group and I would urge people to book a vaccination appointment as soon as possible,” the Health Minister said.

“This week we will see further easing of restrictions with the re-opening of non-essential retail, gyms, leisure facilities and some tourist accommodation. These easements have only been possible because of the success of the vaccination programme, coupled with the actions of the general public. Therefore I would appeal to everyone who is eligible for vaccination to get an appointment booked.” 

“I know there are some younger people that think they don’t need the vaccine but we have seen what this virus can do. So please protect yourself and get the vaccine.

“Vaccination is absolutely vital in helping us move through this pandemic. There is no doubt that there are people in Northern Ireland alive today because they have been vaccinated.”

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