High risk children aged 5-11 can now be registered for vaccine

galway daily news Vaccine booster clinic continuing today for people in their 50s

Children between the ages of 5 and 11 who have a high-risk health condition can now be registered to receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

The HSE has said that children in this age group who live with a person who is considered to be higher risk – but are not necessarily high-risk themselves – can also be registered from today.

The vaccines will be given at vaccination centres beginning later this week.

In a tweet earlier today, the HSE’s Chief Executive Paul Reid said that vaccinations for these children will begin on 3 January 2022.

For all other 5 to 11-year-olds, registration will begin shortly and vaccinations will start on January 8.