Coronavirus: Walk-in vaccine clinic to operate in Carrick

A first dose walk-in clinic for everyone aged 16 and over will operate in Carrickfergus tomorrow (Saturday).

Friday, 24th September 2021, 4:15 pm

A mobile vaccination clinic will take place tomorrow (September 25) in Hawthorns Adult Centre in Carrick from 10am to 5pm.

Commenting on the scheme, which is being rolled out at venues across the province, Patricia Donnelly, head of the NI vaccination programme, said: “Walk-in clinics have proved very popular and convenient, offering people the opportunity to get their jab at a local location without the need for an appointment.

“If you would prefer to get your first dose jab at a walk-in clinic and have been putting it off, then there are only limited opportunities left. So please don’t delay any longer.

A walk-in clinic will operate in Carrick. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

“My thanks go to the vaccinator teams who have worked long and hard to make the walk-in clinics a success.

“The next phase of the vaccination programme is imminent, with booster doses and vaccinations in school settings fully up and running by early October. Walk-in mobile clinics for second doses will continue and 16 and 17 year olds will be able to get their first doses at these second dose clinics.

“Responsibility for providing first doses will pass to a large number of participating community pharmacies.”

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