Extra walk-in clinics for Covid vaccines in the coming days

WITH the total of Covid-19 vaccine doses delivered under the UL Hospitals Group vaccination programme now exceeding 390,000, vaccination teams are preparing for another series of walk-in clinics for people aged 12 years and older who have not yet received a first or second dose of the vaccine.

These walk-in clinics are strictly for Dose 1 and Dose 2 vaccines, and should not be attended by anyone seeking a third vaccine dose. Walk-in clinics administering Pfizer Dose 1 & 2 will be held at the Mid West Covid-19 Vaccination Centres in Ennis (Thursday), Limerick (Friday and Sunday) and Nenagh (Sunday) as follows:

Date Vaccination Centre Vaccine Clinic Clinic Time
Thursday November 11 Ennis, West County Hotel Pfizer Dose 1 & 2 5.00pm-7.00pm
Friday November 12 Limerick Racecourse Pfizer Dose 1 & 2 5.00pm-7.00pm
Sunday November 14 Limerick Racecourse Pfizer Dose 1 & 2 4.00pm-7.00pm
Sunday November 14 Nenagh, Abbey Court Hotel Pfizer Dose 1 & 2 2.00pm-4.00pm

Anyone attending a walk-in clinic for Dose 2 should bring their vaccine record card. A minimum of 21 days must have passed after Pfizer Dose 1 before Dose 2 is administered. The interval is 28 days for people who have received AstraZeneca Dose 1 and are presenting for Pfizer Dose 2.

Anyone presenting, whether for Dose 1 or Dose 2, and who has received a Covid-positive swab, should not attend for vaccination until 28 days after the date of the Covid-positive result.

No appointment is necessary for these walk-in clinics, and there is no requirement to register on the national vaccine registration portal. However, children under 16 years must be accompanied to centres by a parent or guardian.

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For identification, anyone attending should bring their birth certificate, or a photo ID (i.e., driving licence, Public Services Card, travel pass, passport, Garda-issued National Age Card, or school or college ID). For queries, contact the local HSE-approved helpline number on 087-9681240 (9am-6pm, seven days a week). All walk-in clinic dates and times and related information will be published on the HSE website here. Outside of these walk-in clinics, parents or guardians of children aged 12 to 15 may continue to register children on the HSE website via this link.

To close of business last Sunday, November 7, UL Hospitals Group vaccination teams delivered a total of 393,010 Covid-19 vaccine doses since the Mid West vaccination programme began on January 4. This includes doses delivered under the Covid-19 vaccine booster programmes for people aged 80 and older, for those aged 65 and over who live in long-term residential care facilities, and for healthcare workers, as well as the Dose 3 programme for people with weakened immune systems who do not generate the full immune response to the first two vaccine doses.

The total does not include the vaccination work undertaken to date by HSE Mid-West Community Healthcare, the National Ambulance Service, General Practitioners and pharmacists.

UL Hospitals Group is urging anyone in the region who has not received a Dose 1 or Dose 2 vaccine to attend the walk-in clinics this Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Anyone with queries about Covid-19 vaccination may contact the national helpline on 1850-241850.