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High-risk Children Aged 5-11 Can Register for Covid Vaccine from Today

Vaccines to be administered at HSE vaccination centres from later this week

From today,, children aged between five and 11, who have a high-risk health condition can be registered by a parent or guardian to receive a Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.

Children in this age group who live with a person considered higher risk, but are not necessarily high-risk themselves, can also be registered for a vaccine, according to the HSE.

Vaccines will be administered at HSE vaccination centres from later this week. When a parent registers their child, they will receive a text message with details of appointment.

All other children will be eligible to receive a vaccine from early January.

Appointments can be made on 1800 700 700 or on-line at www.hse.ie

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