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.
The online registration for #COVID-19 vaccines for higher risk 5-11 year olds is now open. Vaccinations will commence for these groups on Monday 3rd January. For all remaining 5-11 year olds, registration will commence shortly and vaccinations will commence on Jan. 8th. @HSELive
— Paul Reid (@paulreiddublin) December 28, 2021
For all other 5 to 11-year-olds, registration will begin shortly and vaccinations will start on January 8.