Walk-in clinics are being held over the next two weekends for those aged 12 to 17 to receive either their first or second Covid jab.

The clinics, held at Chester Street vaccine hub in Douglas between 9.30am to 1pm on this Saturday (December 11) and next week, Saturday December 18.

In order to receive a second dose, at least 12 weeks needs to have passed since their first dose.

While these are walk in clinics, those wanting to go to either clinic will need to ensure that they are registered with 111 before attending.

Those lucky enough to be 16 and 17 are able to register for themselves, while parents or guardians of children aged 12-15 are asked to register online for their child to receive a vaccine and that they attend the clinic with their child in order to give their consent at the point of vaccination.

Lawrie Hooper MHK, Minister for Health and Social Care said: ‘It is really important that everyone comes forward to receive the vaccine. The COVID vaccines provide increased protection against the virus and will also help reduce the risk of spreading the virus within schools, keeping children in education.’

Any teen who has tested positive for Covid is asked to wait 12 weeks following their positive result or onset of symptoms before receiving a vaccine. 

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