Vaccine booster clinic continuing today for people in their 50s

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

Walk-in vaccination clinics for people in their 50s to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster are continuing in Galway City today.

The vaccination centre at Ballybrit Racecourse will be open for people aged 50-59 to get their booster shot without needing an appointment from 2pm to 8pm today.

This is available for people who got their second dose on or before July 17, or have gone at least three months since getting the single dose Janssen vaccine.

There were no major delays reported at a similar clinic on Monday morning, where close to 1,000 people got their shot.

Frank Harburn, Saolta General Manager for the rollout of the vaccination programme said “It is difficult to anticipate how many people will arrive at the same time to a walk-in clinic and people may have to queue.”

“Please bear with us. Staff will be working hard to keep the queue moving and reduce the waiting time.”

Along with these clinics, people can also get their booster shot from participating pharmacies, details of which are available on the HSE’s website.

Anyone who has had COVID-19 since their previous vaccination should wait to get their booster dose at least 6 months after the positive test result.

People coming to a walk-in clinic for their booster vaccine should bring their PPS number and a photo ID. If the photo ID doesn’t include date of birth, please bring proof of DOB (e.g. birth cert).