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All You Need To Know About Boosters For Over 50s In The Midlands

People aged 50-59 can avail of an extra covid jab from today.

The national coronavirus booster vaccine campaign is rolling into the next phase today.

People aged 50 - 59 can now avail of an additional covid jab.

To date, only those aged 60 and over, anyone aged 16 and over who has an underlying condition were eligible, and people living in long-term care were eligible for a booster.

However, at least five months - or 152 to be exact - must have passed before you can receive the additional vaccine.

If you got the single-dose Janssen vaccine, you only have to wait three months.

Booster jabs are being administered at the HSE's mass vaccination centres in each county, by GPs and at certain pharmacies.

All the details on participating pharmacies can be found on the HSE's database here

Walk-in clinics are also available for certain cohorts at the mass vaccination centres - but opening times are subject to change.

Here's the latest on walk-in clinics available in the midlands over the coming week...

LAOIS

St. Fintan's Hospital, Stradbally Road, Portlaoise - R32XEN0

60 to 69 year olds - Thursday 9 December, 9am to 11am

50 to 69 year olds - Sunday 12 December, 8.30am to 6pm

Healthcare workers UNDER 30 only - Friday 10 December, 2pm to 6pm.

OFFALY

Mucklagh Community Centre, Mucklagh, Tullamore - R35 DN02

60 to 69 year olds - Thursday 9 December, 9.15am to 5pm

50 to 69 year olds - Thursday 9 December, 10am to 3pm; Friday 10 December, 1.30pm to 5pm; Sunday 12 December, 10.15am to 3pm.

WESTMEATH

Moate Youth and Community Sports Centre, Church Street, Moate - N37 KW60

Over 50s and healthcare workers OVER 30 - Monday 13th December 4pm to 6pm; Tuesday 14th December 4pm to 6pm; Wednesday 14th December 4pm to 6pm.

You must have an appointment to attend at any other times.

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