Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Walk-in clinics will open in Punchestown Vaccination Centre this Friday 15 October from 12 noon to 5pm and Saturday 16 October from 10am to 5pm, to persons aged 12 and over.

The clinics are for people who wish to get Dose 1 or Dose 2 of the Pfizer vaccine. You don’t need to register online for Dose 1 beforehand, but registering may speed up your time in the vaccination centre. There must be a minimum of 18 days between provision of Doses 1 and 2.

Who can attend:

– If a child is aged 12-15, they can get their COVID-19 vaccine at a walk-in clinic. Children must be accompanied by a parent / legal guardian.

– If you are aged 16 or older, you can get your COVID-19 vaccine at a walk-in clinic.

– You do not need an appointment during the clinic time. If you show up outside of these times, you will not be vaccinated.

What you need to bring:

You need to bring different things depending on if you are registered or not.

If you are attending for Dose 2, bring your vaccination record card with you.

If you registered online:

If you have already registered online, bring photo ID that shows your date of birth.Your photo ID can be your:

– Passport book or card

– Driving license

– Public Services Card

– Travel pass

– National Age Card

– School or college card

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

If you have not registered online:

If you have not registered online, they can register you at the walk-in clinic. You will need your:

– Personal Public Service (PPS) number, if you have one

– Eircode

– Mobile phone number

– Email address

– Photo ID that has your date of birth, this can be a passport, driving license, Garda age card, school ID.

If you do not have a PPS number:

If you do not have a PPS number, you can still get vaccinated. You will need to bring proof of address. 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

If you are 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.

Register your child 12-15 for a COVID-19 vaccine:

To register your child for a vaccine, they’ll need the following:

– Child’s name and date of birth

– Parent’s mobile phone number

– Parent’s email address

– Child’s PPS number

– Child’s Eircode

Giving consent for your child 12-15:

– A parent or legal guardian will need to give consent for their child to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

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

– The vaccinator will be able to answer questions you might have about the vaccine.

Adult needed at appointment:

– Children aged 12-15 will need to bring an adult to their appointment. Children attending alone will not be vaccinated.

– Where possible, the child’s parent or legal guardian should attend the vaccination appointment with their child.

– 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 vaccination centre.

– If consent has not been given, the parent or legal guardian has to be there.

By Conor Forrest
Contact Newsdesk: 045 432147

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