Walk-In Vaccination Clinics at all Three Mid-West COVID-19 Vaccination Centres this Weekend

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Another series of scheduled walk-in vaccination clinics for adults, and children aged 12 and over, will be held at the Mid-West COVID-19 Vaccination Centres in Limerick, Ennis and Nenagh this weekend, from tomorrow Friday September 3rd to Sunday September 5th, 2021.

As per new national guidance, people who have received a first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine can now receive either a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine as their second dose. In these cases, the second dose must be given at least 28 days after getting the first dose of AstraZeneca.

Anyone attending the walk-in clinics this weekend for second doses should bring their vaccination record card with them. Those who have received first doses of Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna and wish to attend this weekend for second doses, should note the following: for Pfizer/BioNTech, a minimum of 21 days must have passed following Dose 1 before Dose 2 is administered. Second doses of Moderna, meanwhile, must be administered at least 28 days after Dose 1.

While the uptake for COVID-19 vaccination in the Mid-West has been in line with national trends placing Ireland to the fore of national vaccination uptake worldwide, UL Hospitals Group remains mindful of the transmissibility of COVID-19, particularly the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, and we urge everyone in the Mid-West aged 16 and over, and parents of children aged 12-15, to come to these walk-in clinics this weekend.

Chief Clinical Director of UL Hospitals Group, Professor Brian Lenehan, said: “The response of communities throughout the Mid-West to COVID-19 vaccination has been phenomenal, but we mustn’t be complacent. We would like to get the eligible population as close to 100pc vaccinated as we possibly can. We will be living with this disease for some time to come, and so we urge everyone who is eligible to receive a vaccine to please come to Limerick Racecourse, to the Abbey Court Nenagh and the West County Ennis this weekend, and get vaccinated. This is a crucial phase in the battle against COVID-19. Vaccination is safe, it’s free, and it will help keep you, your family and friends and your wider communities safe in the time ahead.”