Walk-in clinics in Galway for booster vaccines
People may have to queue
The first walk-in vaccination clinics for booster doses for people aged 50 to 59 will take place next week in Ballybrit Vaccination Centre.
• Monday 13 December, 8.30am to 2.30pm. For people who had their second dose on or before 16th July.
• Tuesday 14 December, 2pm to 8pm. For people who had their second dose on or before 17th July.
Frank Harburn, Saolta General Manager for the rollout of the vaccination programme in the West and North West said, “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 three months since receiving the single dose Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine.
“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.
“In addition to the walk-in clinics, people who are eligible for a booster dose may get their vaccine from participating pharmacies. The details of participating pharmacies are also available on hse.ie.”
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 going 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, bring proof of DOB (e.g. birth cert).