A walk-in Covid-19 vaccination clinic will take place at Ramsey Cottage Hospital this weekend for 16- and 17-year-olds.

The clinic will be open from 11am to 1pm on Saturday, August 28, for individuals in this age group to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

There is no need to book in advance but anyone wishing to attend should ensure they are already registered with 111 via the government website and bring proof of identification.

Those who arrive and are not pre-registered with 111 will have to wait and risk not being vaccinated that day.

A further session will take place at QEII High School in Peel next week for 16- and 17-year-olds.

The western clinic will be open from 2pm to 3.30pm on Thursday, September 2.

Two similar sessions have already been held in the Chester Street hub in Douglas earlier this week.

Young people aged 16 and 17 who are household contacts of an immunosuppressed person will be offered two doses of the vaccine in line with the adult rollout and will be invited to register in the coming days.

Additionally, 17-year-olds who are within three months of turning 18 will be offered a second dose appointment, this being confirmed shortly after their first dose.

The government is encouraging all eligible residents to register for a vaccination.