11 May 2021

As the COVID-19 vaccination programme continues at pace in HSE Galway vaccination centre Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit, the Saolta Group are launching public information to help people prepare for their appointment.

·        Find out what documents you will need, how to get here, when to arrive and what to wear

·        What to expect when you arrive at the vaccination centre

·        Before and after receiving your vaccine

LINK: Information Sheet HSE Galway Vaccination Centre is available here

 LINK: Watch a video “walk through” of a vaccination appointment 

Paul Hooton, Chief Director of Nursing and Midwifery at the Saolta Group which has overall responsibility for the vaccination programme across the West and North West said,

COVID19 vaccines are very safe, very effective and we are seeing the evidence of this in reduced hospitalisations and ICU admissions. I encourage everyone who has registered for a vaccination to attend for their appointment. To help people prepare for their vaccine, we have tried to outline each step of the process and reduce any apprehension they may feel about attending a vaccination centre.

Every vaccine administered is further protection from the effects of COVID-19 and we look forward to welcoming increasing numbers of the local community to the HSE Galway Vaccination Centre located in Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit over the coming weeks.

For more information go to www.saolta.ie/content/vaccine