Cork Kerry Community Healthcare to run vaccination clinics for children who missed out due to COVID19

Cork Kerry Community Healthcare is running vaccination clinics this summer for children who missed scheduled immunisations due to the Covid-19 school closures.

The closure of schools in mid-March means that the scheduled school immunisation programmes were paused, and there are now 13,000 children and young people who need to receive important vaccinations scheduled under the programme.

Parents and guardians of children who were in Junior Infants or First year in the 2019/2020 school year and who hadn't received their scheduled vaccinations before the closure of schools will receive a letter with an appointment for their child.

The clinics will take place at:
-    St Mary's Health campus, Cork city
-    Nemo Hurling and Football club, Cork city
-    The Gilbert Centre, Mallow
-    The new Bantry Primary Care Centre
-    Kerry Sports Academy, IT Tralee North Campus

Large venues are being used so that the vaccinations teams can vaccinate many children each day while also allowing for physical distancing.

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