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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.

COVID-19 Vaccine for 12 to 15 year olds

Parents of children aged between 12 and 15 living in Ireland can register their child for their COVID-19 vaccine online or by phone at 1800 700 700. There is lots of information on the HSE website to help parents and children make an informed choice about getting a vaccine: available here or else download this document: Decision aid for parents and young people aged 12-15 years

Parental consent required

A parent or legal guardian will need to give consent for their child to get their COVID-19 vaccine. If a parent registers online, they will be sent a text message with a link to give consent before the appointment. This will be sent to the number used to register.

A parent or legal guardian will need go to the appointment in person to give consent if they:

  • do not give consent online
  • register by phone - it is not possible to give consent over the phone

The child getting the vaccine will also be asked if they are happy to get the vaccine at their appointment

Attending the appointment

Most children aged 12 to 15 will be vaccinated at a vaccination centre near their home. They will need to bring an adult to their appointment. Children aged 12 to 15 attending alone will not be vaccinated.

Where possible, the child’s parent or legal guardian should attend the vaccination appointment with their child. If the parent or legal guardian has given consent online in advance, it is possible for them to ask another adult to bring their child to the appointment. If consent has not been given yet, the child's parent or legal guardian has to be there.

Click here for information about vaccinations for pregnant women

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.