‘Big Jab Weekend’ will boost vaccination drive

20th August 2021
Big Jab Weekend

A ‘Big Jab Weekend’ has been announced for this Saturday and Sunday, to give people even more opportunities to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

The promotion on 21/22 August will see Northern Ireland’s mass vaccination centres once again offering walk-in first jabs for all adult age groups.

That’s on top of ongoing vaccinations at walk-in pop-up clinics across Northern Ireland, and at participating community pharmacies.

NI’s mass vaccination centres will soon be winding down their work after nine months of intensive activity. They ceased offering first doses to the general population at the end of July, but are returning to that role for this weekend. That is part of a big push to get as many people protected from COVID-19 as possible.

Belfast Trust vaccination centre at Royal Victoria Hospital will be open Saturday and Sunday this weekend, 830am to 7.00pm. There will also be a pop up vaccination clinic open at Whitla Hall, at Queen’s University Belfast, open from 10am to 6pm.

The ‘Big Jab Weekend’ will be the last chance for anyone aged 18 and over to get their first jab at a mass vaccination centre.

Ahead of the ‘Big Jab Weekend’, anyone aged 16 and over can get their first vaccine dose at the ongoing series of localised walk-in clinics being held across Northern Ireland.

And 16 and 17 year olds will continue to be able to get Pfizer vaccine first jabs every day at the mass vaccination centres.

Full list of vaccination centres below

Saturday 21 August Sunday 22 August
Ballymena
Seven Towers Leisure Centre 9am-5.30pm
Ballymena
Seven Towers Leisure Centre 9am-5.30pm
Belfast
RVH 8.30am-7pm
Whitla Hall, QUB 10am-6pm
SSE Arena 8.20am-6pm
Belfast
RVH 8.30am-7pm
SSE Arena 8.20am-6pm
Craigavon
South Lake Leisure Centre 8.30am-5pm
Cookstown
Burnavon Centre 1pm-5pm
Derry / Londonderry
Foyle Arena 9am-7pm
Craigavon
South Lake Leisure Centre 8.30am-5pm
Enniskillen
Lakeland Forum 9am-7pm
Derry / Londonderry
Foyle Arena 9am-7pm
Lurgan
Clann Eireann GAC 9am-4pm
Enniskillen
Lakeland Forum 9am-7pm
Omagh
Omagh Leisure Centre 9am-5pm
Newry
The Quays 11am-5pm