A Covid-19 vaccination site is being established at Letterkenny Institute of Technology, the Department of Health confirmed today.
Ireland has today entered its third phase of the vaccination roll-out plan. Over the next three weeks, people aged over 85 are to be offered vaccines in GP clinics or in one of 37 larger centres nationwide.
The centre at LYIT has been designated to support the vaccination of the general population in a safe and efficient manner.
While currently vaccines are being administered in healthcare settings and by GPs, the Department of Health said many people will be offered their vaccination in these centres, having self-registered online.
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly 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.”