May 18, 2024

Walk-in vaccine clinic for children opens in Kilkenny tomorrow

Walk-in clinics and online booking for Covid-19 vaccines for children aged 5 to 11 are now available in Kilkenny.

Parents and guardians of children in this age cohort are now being able to book appointments for their kids online .

The Health Service Executive (HSE) in the south east also confirmed that “walk-in” facilities for children aged between 5 and 11 are now available on dates at vaccination centres in Kilkenny, Carlow, Clonmel and Enniscorthy over the next few days.

Children aged between 5 and 11 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at the clinics  as consent will need to be recorded at the location.

The HSE has also this week expanded its online booking option to parents and guardians of 5 to 11 year olds, which will allow flexibility and an opportunity to bring a child for the vaccine at a time that suits.

The walk-in clinic in Kilkenny’s Cillín Hill Events Centre will open tomorrow [Friday, February 26] between 11.15am and 1pm and then from 2pm to 7pm.

A HSE spokesperson said it is “encouraging parents and guardians to bring along children to one of its vaccination centres and to get their information from a trusted source, such as or a medical professional, when making the decision to vaccinate their child”.

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