25 May 2021

The Maternity Units in University Hospital Galway and Portiuncula University Hospital are arranging for women who are between 14 and 36 weeks’ gestation to get their COVID-19 vaccine at the Galway Vaccination Centre in Ballybrit, Galway.

Women who have antenatal appointments will have an opportunity to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine with their midwife or doctor. Afterwards their contact details will be passed on to the vaccination centre to arrange an appointment, should they decide to proceed with vaccination.

COVID-19 VACCINATION TELEPHONE LINE

In addition the hospitals have set up a COVID-19 vaccination telephone line for pregnant women between 14 and 36 weeks’ gestation to call if they are interested in getting the vaccine.

  • University Hospital Galway– pregnant women who would like to get the vaccine can call 086 7913854 from 9am to 2pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Portiuncula University Hospital– pregnant women who would like to get the vaccine can call 090 9648372 from 9am to 2pm, Monday to Friday.

Pregnant women are being offered an mRNA COVID-19 vaccination.

Information on getting the vaccine and the vaccination centres is available on saolta.ie.

Antenatal outpatient appointments are going ahead this week at University Hospital Galway and Portiuncula University Hospital.