THERE will be walk-in vaccination clinics for both first and second doses of the Pfizer BioNtech Covid-19 vaccination over the next three days in Cork city.
They will be open to those who are awaiting a second dose of the Pfizer BioNtech vaccine, and will also be open to those age 16 or over and who wish to receive a first dose of a vaccine.
Second doses of Pfizer BioNtech can only be offered to those who have already received a first dose of the same vaccine, at least 21 days ago.
The walk-in clinics will run:
- Friday – Pairc Ui Chaoimh, from 9am to 2pm.
- Saturday – City Hall, form 1pm to 4pm.
- Sunday – City Hall, from 11am to 2pm.
For those attending for a second dose, there are some important points to note:
- You can only receive a second dose of the same vaccine which you previously received.
- It must be 21 days (or longer) since you received your first dose.
- You should bring proof of your first dose vaccination (eg your vaccination card) and photo ID.
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.
The clinics in Cork city will all be administering Pfizer and will only be able to give second doses to people whose first dose was of Pfizer.
Sinead Horgan, vaccination project lead with the South South West Hospital Group, said that as well as allowing anyone unvaccinated to start their vaccination process, this weekend’s clinics will also allow people who have received their first dose of a vaccine to receive their second dose at a time and place convenient for them.
‘We urge you to take up your second dose of Pfizer so that you have full protection against Covid-19. We have seen a great reaction to the vaccination campaign in Cork, and now we are offering an opportunity to anyone who missed their second appointment to have their second dose at a time and location that suits them,’ she said.
See the HSE website for more details.