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UPDATED: 14 Laois pharmacies sign up to provide Janssen COVID-19 vaccine to those aged 18 to 34 and 50 or over

14 Laois pharmacies have signed up to provide Janssen Covid-19 vaccines – the HSE has confirmed.

This single shot vaccine can be given to those aged 18 to 34 or 50 and over.

Four of these are in Portlaoise – Boots in the Laois Shopping Centre in Portlaoise, Breslin Pharmacy in Parkside Shopping Centre in Portlaoise, Mihealth Pharmacy in The Kyle Centre
and Laois Pharmacy.

While a further three are in Portarlington – Adrian Dunne Pharmacy, Portarlington Pharmacy in Eglington House and McCarthy’s Pharmacy.

Two are in Rathdowney – Clarke’s CarePlus Pharmacy and Flynn’s Medical Hall.

Another two are in Mountmellick – McElwee Pharmacy
in O’Connell Square and Mountmellick Local Pharmacy
Lord Edward Street.

Chemco’s two pharmacies in Stradbally and Graiguecullen will also administer the jab while so too will Clonaslee Pharmacy.

From Monday, July 5, anyone aged 18-34 can choose to get vaccinated with the one-dose Janssen vaccine at participating pharmacies.

According to the Irish Examiner: “Supplies of the J&J vaccine in participating pharmacies will be limited.

“The HSE say 53,000 J&J vaccines are available at pharmacies nationally with an additional 70,000 doses available at short notice “if needed”.

“People are advised to register with their pharmacies early to allow them to plan accordingly and to avoid any potential waste.

“Those opting to get the J&J vaccine at a pharmacy are asked to contact their local participating pharmacy from Monday.”

A full list of the Laois pharmacies and their contact details can be found here.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.