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02 Oct 2022

Walk-in Covid-19 vaccine clinics for 5-11 year olds in Kilkenny this Friday

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Walk-in clinics and online booking for Covid-19 vaccines now available for five to 11-year-olds in the South-East, including Kilkenny on certain dates.

Five to 11-year-olds must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at a walk-in clinic, as consent will need to be recorded at the location (as would be with pre-booked appointment).

The HSE has also this week expanded its online booking option to parents and guardians of 5 to 11 year olds, which will allow flexibility and an opportunity to bring a child for the vaccine at a time that suits.

The walk in clinics for 5-11 year olds taking place in the South East over coming days are:

·         Carlow (the Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Carlow R93 N207): Sunday, February 27, 9am-12.30pm.

·         Clonmel, Tipperary (Gortnafleur Business Park, Clonmel E91 WR29): Saturday, February 26, 9am-12pm.

·         Enniscorthy, Wexford (the CWCW Astro Centre, Bellefield, Enniscorthy Y21 W640): Thursday, February 24, 11.30am-1.30pm and 2.30-7.30pm.

·         Kilkenny (Cillín Hill Events Centre, Kilkenny R95 T294): Friday, February 25, 11.15am-1pm and 2-7pm.

The HSE is reiterating that the vaccination programmes have been critical in Irish society’s protection against Covid-19. The first and second doses of the vaccine and the booster have given added protection to the vulnerable and helps alleviate the effect of Covid-19 across communities.

The HSE is encouraging parents and guardians to bring along children to one of its vaccination centres and to get their information from a trusted source, such as www.HSE.ie or a medical professional, when making the decision to vaccinate their child.

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