Further walk-in vaccinations will be available at vaccination centres in Cork city over the next few days, as the last phase vaccination roll-out in the city and county continues.

Anyone eligible for a Pfizer BioNtech vaccine can receive a first or second dose without an appointment at walk-in clinics which are scheduled across Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Thursday September 9th:

  • Pairc Uí Chaoimh, 4.30pm to 7pm.

Friday September 10th:

  • Pairc Uí Chaoimh, 5pm to 8pm.

Saturday September 11th:

  • City Hall, 10am to 2pm

Sunday September 12th:

  • City Hall, 10am to 2pm

This will be the sixth weekend when walk-in vaccinations have been made available in Cork city.

Again, the walk-in vaccination clinics will be open to any eligible person aged 12 or over. Anyone aged between 12 and 15 years must be accompanied by an adult, and will need the consent of a parent or guardian before vaccination.

Those attending for either a first or second dose should check hse.ie to make sure they are eligible and that they bring all necessary documentation eg those hoping to receive a second dose should bring proof of their first dose vaccination (eg their vaccination card) and photo ID.

For anyone waiting for a second dose, it does not matter where you received your first dose – in other words, if you received your first dose with your GP, in a pharmacy or another vaccination centre, you can still attend.

Sinead Horgan, vaccination project lead with the South South West Hospital Group, said that there has been an enthusiastic reception from Cork people so far to the walk-in clinics.

“While the majority of the population is now vaccinated, it is encouraging that these walk-in vaccination clinics continue to be popular with members of the public of all ages. We encourage anyone still considering getting their vaccine to come along, walk-in and get their vaccine in a safe setting, with a warm welcome from our friendly staff.”

She added that the evening clinics have proved to be useful for people leaving work or school.

“We hope that the later walk-in clinics, running until 8pm, will be useful to people leaving work who may not have been in a position to attend previous walk-in clinics in the county. We’d encourage employers to share the details of the upcoming clinics. They may also suit parents who can call into the centre after the school collection time, and may also suit secondary school students.”

Editor’s notes :

* This page on hse.ie has the most up-to-date information on what someone should bring to a walk-in centre in order to receive either a first or second dose.

* The vaccination programme across Cork and Kerry is run in partnership by the South/South West Hospital Group and Cork Kerry Commuity Healthcare.

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