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27 Sept 2022

COVID-19 vaccination for 5 to 11 year olds at Sligo and Carrick-on-Shannon Vaccination Centres

Carrick-on-Shannon Primary & Mental Health Care Centre to open next month

Carrick on Shannon Primary & Mental Health Care Centre

Parents/guardians of children aged 5 to 11 years now have the option to book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine for their child by going to www.hse.ie/book where they can choose a date and time that is most convenient for them.

The following clinics can be booked for appointments for children aged 5 to 11 this week:

Sligo Racecourse Vaccination Centre:

·        Wednesday 23 February, from 4.30pm to 7pm

·        Saturday 26 February, from 4pm to 5pm

·        Sunday 27 February, from 4pm to 5pm

Carrick on Shannon Vaccination Centre, Primary Care Centre

·        Wednesday 23 February, from 4.30pm to 7.00pm

·        Saturday 26 February, from 4 pm to 5 pm

Paul Hooton, Saolta Executive Lead for the rollout of the vaccination programme in the West and North West said, “The option to book an appointment has been introduced this week to coincide with mid-term break.

“Children who are aged 5 to 11 years of age are offered a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine with a smaller dose, so these clinics are specifically for this age group. Parents/guardians who book an appointment for their child are asked to bring a form of identification with their child’s date of birth on it with them to the appointment. This can be their passport or birth certificate.

“If you have more than one child aged 5 to 11 getting vaccinated, you can bring them to the same appointment time.  A parent or guardian will need to accompany the child/children to the vaccination appointment to give consent. We also offer the option to book appointments for those aged 12 and older at different times and days by going to www.hse.ie/book.

“Children who have had COVID-19 need to wait for 4 weeks before getting their first dose vaccine.”

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