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Clinics at Clifden Vaccination Centre to include Dose 2 Vaccines

The vaccination centre at Clifden Community School commenced operations on Tuesday 06 July to support the delivery of the vaccination programme and to supplement the vaccination work being carried out by staff in the Ballybrit vaccination centre, by GPs and by community pharmacies.

The centre is providing dose one vaccines to people living in West Galway / Connemara who register online to get their vaccine. Anyone who receives their first dose in the Clifden vaccination centre will automatically be called back for a second dose, after the appropriate dose interval.

The new centre will also run clinics to administer dose 2 vaccines for some people who received their first dose vaccine in the Ballybrit vaccination centre. A helpline has been set up for people to request to have their second dose in Clifden by calling 086 036 0942 between 10am and 2pm, Monday to Friday.

The helpline will be dedicated to calls from people who got their first dose vaccine in Ballybrit and would like to get their second dose in the Clifden vaccination centre only. All other vaccine queries should be directed to the HSE COVID-19 helpline on 1800 700 700.

Frank Harburn, Saolta General Manager for the rollout of the regional vaccination programme in the West and North West said, “We will have our first clinic for people requiring their second dose of the vaccine - in line with the recommended dose interval - in Clifden on Tuesday 20 July.

“It is really important that people get their second dose as soon as it is offered so that they have the best protection against COVID-19, including against the delta variant. For anyone who is offered an appointment for their second vaccine in Ballybrit, our advice is to attend the appointment. If you are unable to travel into Galway, please call the helpline to make arrangements for an appointment in Clifden by calling 086 036 0942 between 10am and 2pm, Monday to Friday.”

The article above is specific to the following Saolta hospitals:: 
University Hospital Galway (UHG)