A walk-in vaccination clinic will be held in Galway next week for people in their 50s to come and get their booster shot without an appointment.
The first walk-in clinics for those aged 50-59 will take place at Ballybrit Vaccination Centre on Monday and Tuesday.
Frank Harburn, Saolta General Manager for the rollout of the vaccination programme said that the booster programme is moving along quickly.
“We are now organising walk-in clinics for people aged 50 to 59 who have reached an interval of at least 150 days since their second dose vaccine or have an interval of at least 3 months since receiving the single dose Johnson & Johnson”.
“The first of these clinics will take place in Galway early next week. We will be arranging more walk-in clinics between now and the end of the year.”
“My advice for people is to check hse.ie for details on walk-in clinics as new dates are added regularly.”
“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.”
The clinic times in Galway are:
- Monday, December 13, 8.30am to 2.30pm. For people who had their second dose on or before 16 July.
- Tuesday, December 14, 2pm to 8pm. For people who had their second dose on or before 17 July.
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).