Anyone aged 18 and over can book a Moderna vaccine first dose appointment at participating community pharmacies. Photograph: Hassene Dridi/AP Photo

The North’s Department of Health has announced a “Big Jab Weekend” to encourage as many people as possible to get vaccinated against Covid-19. The pr(...)

The Belfast and South Eastern trusts issued the callouts on Sunday. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Two health trusts in Northern Ireland have made emergency appeals for off-duty staff to come into work as hospitals come under increased pressure. Th(...)

Patricia Donnelly, the head of Northern Ireland’s vaccination programme, said all age groups would get offers “very shortly”.

Five months ago, Belfast nurse Joanna Sloan, an emergency-department sister with the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, was the first person on the(...)

One million people in the North have been vaccinated against Covid-19. Photograph: Alan Betson

One million people in the North have been vaccinated against Covid-19. Northern Ireland passed the milestone on Tuesday, when according to the latest(...)

A spent syringe and empty vial of the AstraZeneca vaccine sits on a table at a temporary vaccine centre in Hull, northeast England. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout is set to be delayed by several weeks due to changed UK advice on using AstraZeneca jabs, the head of the (...)

Northern Ireland’s chief medical officer said the development was ‘not entirely unexpected’. File photograph: PA

Seven cases of the Indian variant of Covid-19 have been identified in the North, the Northern Ireland Department of Health confirmed on Thursday. Thes(...)

So far 694,863 people have received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccines with 96,254 of them receiving two jabs. File photograph: Getty

The North’s Minister of Health Robin Swann has warned against any prospect of people in Northern Ireland taking holidays abroad this summer. Mr Swann(...)

The head of Northern Ireland’s Covid-19 vaccination programme has warned people from the Republic of Ireland who try to book a jab in the North that they will not be vaccinated if they are not eligible. Photograph: BioNTech/PA Wire

The head of Northern Ireland’s Covid-19 vaccination programme has warned people from the Republic of Ireland who try to book a jab in the North that t(...)

Many people, particularly in Border areas, live in the Republic but work in Northern Ireland and are registered with GPs there. File photograph: Getty

Only a small number of people from the Republic of Ireland who are ineligible for vaccination in the North have attempted to cross the Border for the (...)

Nurses prepare vaccine jabs at the Lakeland Forum vaccination centre in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, on March 12th. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire

In the “worst-case scenario” the Northern Ireland vaccine schedule will be put back by four weeks, the head of the North’s vaccination programme Patri(...)

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