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Balmoral Show to hold walk-in Covid vaccination clinics

Balmoral Show to hold walk-in Covid vaccination clinics

Walk-in Covid vaccination clinics will be available at Northern Ireland’s Balmoral Show. 

More than 120,000 visitors usually attend the show, which will take place from 22-25 September and is the largest agricultural event in Northern Ireland.

Farming communities are being offered measures to protect themselves against Covid through the Farm Families Health Check Programme.

Northern Ireland Health Minister Robin Swann said: “Vaccination is essential to getting through this pandemic. 

“Initiatives to further increase take-up are continuing and these include these specific initiatives tailored for the farming and wider rural community.”

The programme offers physical and mental health checks alongside Covid-19 vaccinations with a mobile unit visiting livestock markets and events locally. 

Last year’s event which showcases livestock, machinery and food and is set on the outskirts of Lisburn was cancelled due to the pandemic. 

Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots said he welcomed the plan for walk-in clinics at the Balmoral Show.

“The last 18 months have been exceptionally difficult for our farmers and the rural community in general. Vaccination is a crucial part of our route map to better times,” he added.

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