HSE Press Release: Monday, 27th September 2021
Vaccination Week initiative to enhance and promote vaccination uptake among young people as they start college
From today (Monday, 27th September), the HSE will operate walk-in vaccination clinics in Higher Education Institutions as part of an expanded range of walk-in vaccination clinics.
The HSE has worked jointly with the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science and other partner educational organisations to offer an expanded range of walk-in vaccination clinics, in existing vaccination clinics and in temporary pop-up vaccination clinics in a range of third level educational settings.
David Walsh, HSE Work Stream Lead Vaccination Process and Workforce, said: “Young people across Ireland have demonstrated their support for the vaccination programme and the incredible uptake rates have shown this.”
“The aim of this Vaccination Week is to enhance and promote vaccination uptake among young people as they start or go back to college this month and to ensure any students, who have not been vaccinated yet, including international students, have the option to be protected.”
This campaign involves 30 third level institutions. Temporary vaccination sites will set up in 15 sites in total and with serve 20 Higher Educational sites. In addition, 8 HSE Central Vaccination Clinics are located on, or close to 3rd level educational institutions, allowing 10 Higher Educational Institutions to access vaccination at existing vaccination sites.
This walk-in programme is open to all, and the HSE is encouraging anyone, who wishes to avail of vaccination at these sites to attend.
What to bring?
If you have already registered online, please bring a photo Id with you. ID can include one of the following: passport, drivers licence, Garda age card, student/school ID etc, but if your ID doesn't include your date of birth, please bring proof of your DOB (e.g. your Birth Cert).
If you are not registered online, we will have to register you at the vaccination centre. Please bring the following with you:
- Personal Public Service (PPS) number (if you have one)
- Mobile phone number
- Email address
- Photo Identification (passport, drivers licence, Garda age card, student/ school ID etc). If your ID does not have your date of birth, please bring a copy of your birth cert or some other documentation that has your DOB on it.
What vaccine will you be offered?
The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is the vaccine being offered at the vaccination centres.
Attending a Vaccination Centre
Please see a link to the timings and locations of the walk-in vaccination centres here.
Please note timings in the designated vaccination centres will vary across locations. If you attend outside the designated walk-in times, unfortunately we will not be able to vaccinate you.
Last updated on: 27 / 09 / 2021