The Public Health Agency (PHA) was established in April 2009 as part of the reforms to Health and Social Care (HSC) in Northern Ireland. We are the major regional organisation for health protection and health and social wellbeing improvement. Our role also commits us to addressing the causes and associated inequalities of preventable ill-health and lack of wellbeing. We are a multi-disciplinary, multi-professional body with a strong regional and local presence.


In fulfilling our mandate to protect public health, improve public health and social wellbeing, and reduce inequalities in health and social wellbeing, the PHA works within an operational framework of three areas: Public Health, Nursing and Allied Health Professionals, and Operations. Our corporate and business plans reflect these arrangements and our purpose as an organisation.

Public Health

Nursing and Allied Health Professions



  • Community pharmacy poster image of pharmacist in face covering

    COVID-19 booster vaccination poster

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    This poster is for display in community pharmacies offering the COVID-19 booster vaccination. It advises people to speak to the pharmacy team who can explain who can get the booster and the pharmacy vaccination times. Advice on the booster vaccine is
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    COVID-19 vaccine - A guide to the spring 2023 COVID-19 booster

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    This information leaflet is for those aged 75 years and over, older people living in a care home and those aged 5 and over with a weakened immune system, who will all be eligible for a spring booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in 2023 to give them
  • What to expect after COVID-19 vaccination leaflet image showing two older adults smiling one male one female

    COVID-19 vaccination - What to expect and translations

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    This leaflet contains information for people who have just had a COVID-19 vaccination, either first dose, second or booster dose. It contains information on the vaccine, potential side effects and what to do next. Please note, some alternative

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