Letterkenny Institute of Technology confirmed as Donegal's vaccination centre

HSE has confirmed the location of 37 centres around the country

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Letterkenny Institute of Technology has been confirmed as one of the  37 vaccination centres across Ireland for the Covid-19 vaccination programme

Letterkenny Institute of Technology has been confirmed as one of the  37 vaccination centres across Ireland for the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

 The 37 centres have been confirmed by the HSE, with at least one in every county. 

While currently vaccines are being administered in healthcare settings and by GPs, many people will be offered their vaccination in these centres, having self-registered online.

The Sligo IT Sports Arena is also to be used as a vaccination centre.

The vaccinations of people in the community aged over 85 has begun at GP practices in 20 counties.

The Department of Health said on Monday the centres will support the vaccination of the general population in a safe and efficient manner.  

 The centres vary in size and operating hours and have been selected based on population density, ease of access, transport and parking. The design and layout of the centres also incorporates learnings from the Covid-19 swabbing centres. 

The Department said operating hours will be based on vaccine supply and catchment area need.

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly TD, said: “I would like to thank the HSE for their ongoing work in developing these vaccination centres across the country. These centres will be ready well in advance of vaccine supply when they will be used as part of our programme. People can expect to see these vaccination centres ready and waiting in their county.

“We have always said the vaccination programme would only be limited by the availability and reliability of supply in these early stages of the programme. In the coming months supply will increase substantially and we will see these centres operating to full capacity and administering vaccines to the general population, following the Government priority list.”

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