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Vaccine

The Saolta Group has overall responsibility for the COVID-19 vaccination programme across the West and North West. For information on vaccines and to register online for a vaccine please go to HSE.

Pregnant women

The Maternity Units in Letterkenny, Sligo, Mayo, Portiuncula and UHG are arranging for women who are between 14 and 36 weeks’ gestation to get their COVID-19 vaccine at the vaccination centres closest to the Maternity Units.

Pregnant women are being offered an mRNA COVID-19 vaccination. All antenatal outpatient appointments are going ahead.

Women who have antenatal appointments will have an opportunity to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine with their midwife or doctor. Afterwards their contact details will be passed on to the vaccination centre to arrange an appointment, should they decide to proceed with vaccination.

COVID-19 VACCINATION TELEPHONE LINE

In addition the hospitals have set up a COVID-19 vaccination telephone line for pregnant women between 14 and 36 weeks’ gestation to call if they are interested in getting the vaccine.

University Hospital Galway – 086 7913854 from 1pm to 2pm, Monday to Friday.

Letterkenny University Hospital - 074 912 3513 from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Portiuncula University Hospital – 090 964 8372 from 9am to 2pm, Monday to Friday.

Mayo University Hospital - 094 904 2313 from 10am to 1pm. 

Sligo University Hospital - 071 919 0300 from 2pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday. 

I am pregnant should I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

The decision aid above is intended to help make an informed decision about whether or not to get the COVID-19 vaccine before, during or after pregnancy. The document is produced by The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists together with the Irish Medicines in Pregnancy Service (IMPS) at the Rotunda Hospital. 

Vaccination Centres

If you are scheduled to attend an appointment please click on the links below to read a public information sheet or watch a video tour. Our staff are looking forward to welcoming you to a Saolta vaccination centre over the coming weeks.