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27th Jul 2021

Walk-in vaccine centres due to open this weekend, and portal opens for 16-17 year olds

Fiona Frawley

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has confirmed that walk-in vaccination centres will open over the bank holiday weekend.

According to The Journal, Martin said on his way into Cabinet that the government are eager to get as many young people vaccinated as possible.

As well as this, people aged 16-17 can now register for their Pfizer/Biontech or Moderna vaccine through the HSE website. Those registering via the website will need:

  • their mobile phone number
  • an email address
  • their PPS number
  • their eircode

It’s also possible to register by phone by calling the COVID helpline on 1800 700 700.

According to The Journal, the government is under pressure to have as many teenagers as possible vaccinated ahead of the return to school, following a further easing of restrictions yesterday.

As of last week, the portal has opened for every adult aged 18 or over. Those aged 18-34 can also opt to receive the one-shot Janssen vaccine at participating pharmacies, subject to supply.

People aged 18-24 can also register for an AstraZeneca vaccine through the HSE website.

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