Walk-in vaccination clinics continue this weekend

COVID-19 vaccine clinics continue locally over the coming days with a new clinic having commenced at Sligo Racecourse. There will be walk-in clinics and scheduled appointment clinics running at the new location.

The dates and times of the walk-in Sligo clinics are as follows:

  • Thursday 14 October: 10am to 4pm
  • Friday 15 October: 10am to 4pm
  • Saturday 16 October: 9am to 4pm
  • Sunday 17 October: 9am to 4pm

People who receive details of a COVID-19 vaccine appointment by text are advised to read their text invitation message carefully and note the new location of the vaccination centre. Anyone who received their first dose in the IT Sligo Vaccination Centre will automatically receive a text message advising them to go to the Sligo Racecourse Vaccination Centre to get their second vaccine.

Other local walk-in vaccination clinics are as follows:

Carrick on Shannon

  • Thursday 14th October: 1pm to 8pm. Pfizer

Kilbride, Roscommon

  • Friday 15th October: 12.30pm to 8pm. Pfizer
  • Saturday 16th October:  9.15am to 12.15pm. Pfizer

For first dose vaccines, bring with you:

  • PPS number. If you do not have a PPS number, you can still get vaccinated. You will need to bring proof of address.*
  • Eircode
  • mobile phone number
  • email address
  • photo ID that has your date of birth – this can be a passport, driving licence, Garda age card, school ID.

*Your proof of address can be a:

  • household bill in your name
  • bank or financial institution statement
  • letter from a public service department or agency
  • rental agreement
  • letter from the owner of the property to confirm you live there – this can be your parent
  • bill or letter from a hotel or Airbnb

Aged 12 to 15? Parental consent is required

  • 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. If the 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, 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.

Aged 16 or 17 and have no photo ID?

Bring your birth cert if you are aged 16 or 17 and have no photo ID. If you also have proof of your Personal Public Service (PPS) number, such as a child benefit letter containing your PPS number, this will be helpful for staff at the vaccination centre. But you do not need it to get vaccinated.

Getting your second dose?

  • You can go to any dose 2 walk-in clinic as long as your vaccination is due and you have proof of your first dose. For example, your vaccination record card. You can only get vaccinated with the same vaccine you had for your first dose.
  • It does not matter where you had your first dose – even if you were vaccinated at a GP, pharmacy or in another country.
  • You will not be vaccinated at a dose 2 clinic if you do not have proof of your first dose. If you lost your vaccination record card, go back to the GP or pharmacy where you got your first dose to get proof of vaccination.
  • Bring photo ID with you. If your photo ID does not have your date of birth on it, you should also bring a copy of your birth cert or some other documentation that has your date of birth.

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