12-15 year old's can receive a Covid-19 vaccine at pharmacies and GPs as early as tomorrow.
Their parents can sign them up online or by phone - and an adult must accompany the child to the vaccination centre.
#COVIDVaccine registration is open for all children aged 12-15.
Getting vaccinated is particularly important if your child:
➡has a health condition that puts them at higher risk from #COVID19
➡lives with someone who is higher risk
Register: https://t.co/nTNxEJWWWr#ForUsAll pic.twitter.com/31oAPURQ9B
— HSE Ireland (@HSELive) August 12, 2021
Parental consent will also be needed on the day of the jab, or beforehand online.
Assistant professor of virology in UCD, Gerald Barry, says it's positive the programme's going ahead before schools reopen.
"Without at least one shot than the risk would be much higher," he said.