Ireland’s Covid-19 immunisation programme moves into its third phase today, Monday, to focus on people aged 85 and over.
Around 13,500 people will be offered vaccines through their GP clinics or in 40 vaccination centres around the country.
A large vaccination centre has been established at IT Sligo to cover the North West.
Spent time today with the vaccination teams in the centre in Sligo, @itsligo. A lovely atmosphere as 500 GPs & Practice Nurses are vaccinated there. A great cooperation by everyone to make this happen. Thank you all, @HSELive @IMO_IRL @ICGPnews @defenceforces @AmbulanceNAS pic.twitter.com/dP5VQGpfHC
— Paul Reid (@paulreiddublin) February 14, 2021
The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine will be administered in this phase.
Anyone over 85 is being reminded that they don’t need to register in advance, as they will be contacted by their GPs when their vaccine is available.
The HSE said COVID-19 vaccination will be offered to more groups as soon as possible. The next cohort will be people aged 80-84, who are expected to be offered vaccines in three week’s time.