The pinnacle of Northern Eire’s Covid-19 vaccination programme has warned folks from the Republic of Eire who attempt to e-book a jab within the North that they won’t be vaccinated if they aren’t eligible.
Patricia Donnelly mentioned on Tuesday that “growing numbers” of ineligible folks, together with some from the South, had been attempting to e-book appointments on the North’s vaccination centres.
“Solely those that meet the factors shall be vaccinated,” she mentioned. “If you happen to flip up and usually are not eligible you can be turned away and you’ll have wasted employees time within the course of.”
To be eligible for vaccination in Northern Eire folks should have a Northern Eire well being care quantity and be registered with a GP within the North. People should additionally produce photographic ID, and be in one of many teams which have been known as ahead for vaccination.
“Test earlier than you e-book,” mentioned Ms Donnelly. “Don’t make a wasted journey. You’ll not be vaccinated until you might be eligible, so don’t waste your time and the valuable time of centre employees.”
The deaths of two extra folks with Covid-19 had been recorded by the North’s Division of Well being on Tuesday, bringing the full variety of deaths to 2,107. An extra 174 folks examined optimistic for the virus.
Within the North’s hospitals 159 sufferers with Covid-19 are receiving remedy, with 14 in intensive care.
As of Tuesday greater than 776,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have thus far been administered within the North, which incorporates greater than 687,000 first doses.
On Tuesday the reserving service opened for vaccination on the North’s first mass vaccination website, the SSE Area in Belfast, which is because of open on March twenty ninth.
A minimal of 4,000 folks per day might be vaccinated on the enviornment.
Neighborhood pharmacies are additionally resulting from be part of the North’s vaccination programme subsequent week.