Up to 40 marge-scale vaccination centres are to be set up across the country to deliver Ireland’s Covid jab plan.
HSE boss Paul Reid said they have made great progress in recent days at delivering the plan.
He said: “We are in parallel working on a plan for bigger vaccination centres all across the country – probably about 40 of those all across the country.
“Some of them being between 30 to 50 lanes with places for vaccination to come of them being between 10 and 20.
“We’ve significant progress made in those deployments all across the country and equally in terms of the workforce that will be needed to do that.
“So we’ve made really good progress about where we will deploy vaccination centres all across the country.”
Ireland’s first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine are due to be administered to healthcare workers today with new data revealing that the jab is less effective against the new South African variant of Covid-19.
Mr Reid yesterday revealed that everyone over the age of 70 will get their first dose of a vaccine by mid April and will be completely vaccinated by mid May.
The Government had previously planned to have the first doses given to this age group by the end of March but have been forced to change the plan following the ruling that over 70s should only get Pfizer or Moderna instead of AstraZeneca.
People over the age of 70 will get the jab from their local GP with some getting the vaccine in large GP run centres in Dublin, Galway and Cork.Tags: