Feighan urges over 50’s to get their booster vaccine
The Minister of State at the Department of Health with responsibility for Public Health, Frank Feighan TD has this weekend urged all those eligible between 50 and 59 to make every effort to go along to the walk-in clinics hosted in Sligo and Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday and Sunday.
The HSE has released their opening times and arrangements for 3rd dose or booster vaccines. Minister Feighan has highlighted this announcement as a great opportunity before Christmas to provide greater protection to many if they contact Covid-19.
The first walk-in vaccination clinics for booster doses for people aged 50 to 59 will take place this weekend in the Carrick on Shannon and Sligo Racecourse Vaccination Centres.
Carrick on Shannon, Walk-in Clinic for Booster Vaccine for those aged 50 to 59
Saturday 11 December, 9am to 12pm. For people who had their second dose on or before 14 July.
Sligo Racecourse, Walk-in Clinic for Booster Vaccine for those aged 50 to 59
Saturday 11 December, 4.30pm to 8pm. For people who had their second dose on or before 14 July.
Sunday 12 December, 4.30pm to 8pm. For people who had their second dose on or before 15 July.
Minister Feighan stated, “My understanding is that the HSE 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.
“People may have to queue, please have patience, staff will be working hard to keep the queue moving and reduce the waiting time”
“In addition to the walk-in clinics, people who are eligible for a booster dose may get their vaccine from participating pharmacies and their local GP’s many of who will provide details on their local websites, the details of participating pharmacies are also available on hse.ie, concluded Minister Feighan.
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).
Further information on getting a booster vaccine including who is eligible and dates of the walk-in clinics are available from hse.ie.