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Walk-in Vaccination Clinics for first and second dose COVID-19 vaccine in Sligo this week

Anyone aged 12 and older who hasn’t yet received their first dose COVID-19 vaccine, can go to one of the following walk-in vaccination clinics at Sligo Racecourse this week and get their vaccine.

Sligo Racecourse, Walk-in Vaccination Clinic for Dose 1 or Dose 2 only

  • Thursday 02 December, from 1pm to 8pm.
  • Sunday 05 December, from 9am to 5pm.

No appointment needed.

People who are waiting for their second dose Pfizer vaccine may also come to one of the walk-in clinics above, once the interval of 21 days between doses has been reached.

In addition, anyone who had a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and does not want a second dose of AstraZeneca, can come to one of the clinics and get a Pfizer second dose vaccine instead.

It will not be possible to get a booster dose vaccine at these walk-in clinics.

All COVID-19 vaccines are free of charge and will give you protection from COVID-19.

If you have had COVID-19, please wait until it has been 4 weeks since you tested positive before you come for your vaccine.

For first dose vaccine, bring with you:

  • PPS number. If you do not have a PPS number, you can still get vaccinated. You will need to bring proof of address.*
  • Eircode
  • mobile phone number
  • email address
  • photo ID that has your date of birth – this can be a passport, driving licence, Public Services Card, travel pass, National Age Card (issued by the Gardaí), school or college ID. If your ID does not have your date of birth then bring a copy of your birth cert or other documentation with your date of birth.

*Your proof of address can be a:

  • household bill in your name
  • bank or financial institution statement
  • letter from a public service department or agency
  • rental agreement
  • letter from the owner of the property to confirm you live there - this can be your parent
  • bill or letter from a hotel or Airbnb

Aged 12 to 15? Parental consent is required

A parent or legal guardian will need to give consent for their child to get their COVID-19 vaccine and will need go to with the child to the walk-in clinic in person to give consent if they have not given consent online in advance.

The child getting the vaccine will also be asked if they are happy to get the vaccine at their appointment.

Children aged 12 to 15 attending alone will not be vaccinated. If the parent or legal guardian has given consent online in advance, it is possible for them to ask another adult to bring their child to the appointment. If consent has not been given in advance online, the child's parent or legal guardian has to be there.

If possible, children aged 12 to 15 should bring a form of identification with their date of birth on it (for example, passport or birth certificate). If 12 to 15 year olds do not have any identification, the adult who brings them to their appointment can confirm their identity and their age.

Aged 16 or 17 and have no photo ID?

Bring your birth cert if you are aged 16 or 17 and have no photo ID.

If you also have proof of your Personal Public Service (PPS) number, such as a child benefit letter containing your PPS number, this will be helpful for staff at the vaccination centre. But you do not need it to get vaccinated.

Getting your second dose?

You can go to any dose 2 walk-in clinic as long as your vaccination is due and you have proof of your first dose. For example, your vaccination record card.

It does not matter where you had your first dose - even if you were vaccinated at a GP, pharmacy or in another country.

You will not be vaccinated at a dose 2 clinic if you do not have proof of your first dose. If you lost your vaccination record card, go back to the GP or pharmacy where you got your first dose to get proof of vaccination.

Bring photo ID with you. If your photo ID does not have your date of birth on it, you should also bring a copy of your birth cert or some other documentation that has your date of birth.

The article above is specific to the following Saolta hospitals:: 
Sligo University Hospital (SUH)