Walk-in vaccination clinics will open this weekend in Galway for anyone over the age of 12 who is yet to have received their first vaccine dose.
People who are waiting for their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine may also attend a walk-in clinic, as long as the necessary interval between doses has been reached.
The walk-in vaccination clinic times for the Ballybrit vaccination centre are from 8.30am to 12.30pm on Saturday 28 August for those receiving the first dose of Pfizer.
It will also be open between these hours for people to receive their second dose of Pfizer if they received their first dose before 8 August.
On Sunday 29 August the clinic will be open between 9.00am and 4.00pm for dose 1 of Pfizer and dose two for those who received their first dose before 9 August.
People are reminded that for the first dose, they must bring a PPS number. For those who do not have a PPS number, they can still get vaccinated by bringing proof of address.
People must also provide their Eircode, mobile phone number, email address and photo ID which has their date of birth – for example a passport, driving licence, Garda age card or school ID.
Proof of address can be a household bill, a bank or financial institution statement, a letter from a public service department or agency, a rental agreement, a letter from the owner of the property to confirm you live there – this can be a parent, or a bill or letter from a hotel or Airbnb.
A parent or legal guardian will need to give consent for their child to get their COVID-19 vaccine and will need go to with the child to the walk-in clinic in person to give consent if they have not given consent online in advance.
The child getting the vaccine will also be asked if they are happy to get the vaccine at their appointment.
Children aged 12 to 15 attending alone will not be vaccinated but if a parent or legal guardian has given consent online in advance, it is possible for them to ask another adult to bring their child to the appointment.
If consent has not been given in advance online, the child’s parent or legal guardian has to be there.
If possible, children aged 12 to 15 should bring a form of identification with their date of birth on it (for example, passport or birth certificate).
If 12 to 15 year olds do not have any identification, the adult who brings them to their appointment can confirm their identity and their age.
For people aged 16 or 17, their birth cert can be used in the absence of photo ID.
People can go to any dose 2 walk-in clinic as long as their vaccination is due and they have proof of your first dose, ie. their your vaccination record card. Second doses must be the same vaccine as the first dose.
It does not matter where the first dose was administered – even if it was at a GP, pharmacy or in another country.