July 17, 2024

16 pharmacies across Kilkenny to offer vaccine to 18-34 year-olds from Monday

People aged 18-34 in Kilkenny can receive their vaccines in pharmacies from next Monday.

The Health Service Executive (HSE), this morning confirmed they will be offering the one-shot Janssen (Johnson&Johnson) vaccine to young adults through the national network of pharmacies beginning next week.

16 pharmacies in Kilkenny city and county will be offering the service, covering the city, Castlecomer, Callan, Thomastown, Freshford, Piltown, Graiguenamanagh, Ballyhale, and Bennetsbridge.

A full list of participating pharmacies can be found here at – https://www2.hse.ie/Apps/Services/PharmaciesServiceList.aspx.

In a statement, the HSE confirmed: “From Monday, 5 July 2021, people aged 18 – 34 can choose to get vaccinated with the single-shot Janssen from their local pharmacy.

“To date 60,000 doses have been allocated to approx. 700 pharmacies, of which 7,000 doses have been used for people aged 50 or over so far. A further 70,000 doses are available to pharmacies, at short notice, if needed.

“To arrange a vaccine, people aged 18-34 can contact a participating pharmacy to book an appointment. We are asking that people book in advance so pharmacies will be able to plan accordingly and reduce the risk of any wastage.

“Vaccination centres will begin vaccinating younger age groups from mid-July in line with the current age-based rollout plan. Vaccination centres will administer AstraZeneca and Janssen, as well as continuing to administer mRNA vaccines.

Online registration for people aged 30-34 year olds through vaccination centres will open next week, Friday, 9 July, in the same way as the older age groups have been,” the statement concluded.


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