Walk-in vaccination clinics open in Galway and Clifden today

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Two walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics have opened again in Galway City and Clifden this morning.

The clinics at Ballybrit Racecourse and Clifden Community School are open to anyone aged 16 and over who has yet to receive their first vaccine dose.

Anyone can attend without an appointment today for a dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer mRNA vaccines.

The Clifden clinic will be open until 2pm this afternoon, while the Galway City clinic is open until 4pm.

In order to get your vaccination dose you must bring your PPS number, photo ID (birth cert if not available), mobile number, email, and eircode.

If you receive your first vaccine dose at one of these clinics, you will later be contacted by text with an appointment for your second dose.

The Cabinet subcommittee was warned on Friday that the number of people hospitalised with COVID-19 could double to 400 by the end of the month on our current trajectory.

However, HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid has also said that the entire adult population of Ireland could be vaccinated by the end of August.

To date, more than six million doses of vaccine have been administered in Ireland, with registration to open for 12 to 15 year olds next week.