Covid-19 vaccines are being extended to children from six months old up to four years, the HSE has announced.
From next Monday (20th February), infants can begin receiving the vaccine in local centres.
NIAC has recommended COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 6 months to 4 years with underlying conditions that place them at higher risk of severe COVID-19.
Children in this age group will require three doses of the vaccine (in smaller doses) with an interval of three weeks between dose one and two and at least eight weeks between dose two and three. It is also recommended that the COVID-19 vaccine is separated from the administration of other vaccines by 14 days.
NIAC has also recommended that COVID-19 vaccination should be offered to all others in this age group to protect them from severe disease, provide extra protection from the rare risks of serious illness from COVID-19 (e.g. multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children), as well as providing the modest benefit in reducing household transmission to those immunocompromised or too young for vaccination.
COVID-19 vaccinations are available in Donegal this week at the below times and dates:
Location: Letterkenny COVID-19 Vaccination Centre, Building 1b IDA Business Park, Ballyraine, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, F92 FP83.
Friday February 17th
9.15am to 4pm – 12 + yrs
4.15pm to 5.15pm- 5-11 yrs
Wednesday February 22nd
10.45am- 6.45pm- 12+ yrs
Thursday February 23rd
8.15am to 4.15pm- 12+ yrs
Wednesday March 1st
10.45am to 3.15pm- 6 months to 4 years
Saturday March 4th
8.15am to 10.45am- 6 months to 4 years
POP UP Location: Dungloe Mental Health Hub, F94 Y326
Friday February 24th
10.30am to 4.45pm- 12+ yrs