A walk-in vaccination clinic for people to receive their first COVID-19 vaccine dose without an appointment is opening in Galway City today.
The walk-in clinic will operate from the vaccination centre at Ballybrit Racecourse from 10am to 4pm today.
It follows on from a similar clinic which ran in Clifden Community School last Saturday.
The walk-in clinic is for people aged 16 years and older who have yet to receive their first dose.
If you attend this clinic for the Pfizer vaccine, a second appointment will then be made via text, in line with other appointments.
Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan praised the high level of turnout for the walk-in vaccination clinics around the country this bank holiday weekend.
The long queues, in many cases consisting of large numbers of teenagers and young people, showed the “solidarity” in Ireland’s response to the pandemic, he said.
Ireland has enjoyed a very high level of uptake of the varied COVID-19 vaccines on offer in Europe, passing Britain in the percentage of population vaccinated despite their much stronger start to their vaccination campaign.
Approximately 10,000 people made use of the walk-in vaccination clinics on Saturday said Paul Reid of the HSE.