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Walk-in Covid-19 vaccination booster centre for those aged 60-69 and healthcare workers set to open in Laois

St Fintan's Hospital

From today, the HSE will operate walk-in booster COVID-19 vaccination clinics for healthcare workers and people aged 60 to 69.

This will only be available to people who have already completed their primary course of COVID-19 vaccine.

The centre in Laois will by on the St Fintan’s Hospital Campus in Portlaoise.

Healthcare workers are invited to attend between 8.30am and 12pm on Saturday November 27.

While those aged 60 to 69 can attend on Sunday November 28 between 8.30am and 5.30pm.

The HSE are not doing dose 1 and dose 2 walk-in clinics at this centre right now but you can register online to get an appointment.

A full list of the centres that are available around the country are accessible here.

A spokesperson said: “COVID-19 vaccines offers protection against hospitalisation and severe illness from COVID-19, but this protection may weaken over time.

“Infections and illness in people who are fully vaccinated can happen.

“We encourage everyone to avail of your booster dose, as it gives you the best protection from serious illness caused by COVID-19.

“People in these groups can attend one of the dedicated walk-in clinics at participating vaccination centres around the country without an appointment.

“See times and locations of the walk-in vaccination centres here.

“Unfortunately, walk-ins cannot be accommodated outside of the published times in order to ensure other clinics and appointments can continue on schedule.”

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