Walk-in vaccination clinics for healthcare workers and over 60s this weekend

Galway Daily news Booster vaccine clinics to continue at Ballybrit over New Year's

Walk-in vaccination clinics will be open in Galway City this weekend for healthcare workers and people aged 60-69 to get COVID-19 booster shots.

Healthcare workers will be able to come and get their booster this Saturday at the Ballybrit Vaccination Centre without an appointment, followed by Over 60s on Sunday.

In order to get their booster shot, it must have been at least 152 days since people received their second vaccine dose.

People in these two groups that received the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine can also get their booster at the walk-in clinic this weekend if they have an interval of at least 3 months since their vaccination.

Frank Harburn, Saolta General Manager for the rollout of the vaccination programme said ” “We are delighted to be in a position to now offer walk-in vaccination clinics for booster doses for those aged in their 60s and healthcare workers.”

“The booster programme is continuing at pace and we are still inviting people in both of these categories for scheduled appointments too.”

“You do not need to register for a booster vaccine as the system has a record of when you completed your vaccination course and will automatically send you an appointment text message once you have reached the appropriate interval.”

“We ask people to come to their appointment if possible and if you need to reschedule, reply to your appointment text. This will allow us to offer the time slot to someone else and help us move through our lists as quickly as we can so we can move on to the next group due for booster doses.”

“The walk-in booster clinics are a further opportunity for people within these two groups who are unable to make their appointments, to get their booster dose at a weekend.”

“We have no idea how many people will turn up for a walk-in clinic and we ask people to bear with us if there is a queue. Staff will be working really hard to make sure that these people get their booster dose as quickly as possible.”

Healthcare Workers

  • Saturday, November 27, 8am to 5pm. For people who had second dose on or before June 28.

Over 60s

  • Sunday, November 28, 2pm to 5pm. For people who had second dose on or before June 29.

Planning is currently underway for further vaccination clinics for those with some underlying conditions, and people aged in their 50s.

Booster shots will be available to everyone over the age of 16 following recommendations from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee.