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Covid 19 Vaccination Portal Opens For Children Aged 12 To 15.

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There are around 12,000 children in this age group in Kildare.

The Covid-19 vaccine portal is now open for 12 to 15 year olds, of whom there are around 12,000 in Co. Kildare

Parents can register their child for a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine - online or by phone.

A parent or guardian's consent will be needed, and an adult must accompany the child to the appointment.

The rollout's beginning this weekend - and assistant professor of virology in UCD, Gerald Barry, says that's extremely positive

 


Pharmacies and GP's may offer vaccines for 12 to 15 year olds as early as tomorrow.

Appointments at vaccine centres for this weekend are being reserved for children.

Dr. Lucy Jessop from the HSE’s National Immunisation Office says parents must give formal consent for their child to be vaccinated

These parents in Ashbourne, Co. Meath were asked if they would register their children

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