CONSTRUCTION is well underway at Donegal’s mass vaccination centre at Letterkenny Institute of Technology.
Thirty cubicles have been erected in the hall hall in the Dánlann sports centre building.
Pictures by Joe Boland, North West Newspix
Workers from Total Expo, a Dublin-based company, were on site on Wednesday to begin assembly.
The thirty cubicles across four lanes in the hall will be accompanied by registration desks and waiting area.
A one-way system of entry and exit will be in place.
The site at LYIT is one of 37 vaccination hubs nationwide.
Many people will be offered their vaccination in these centres and you will be able to register for your vaccine online.
Each vaccination centre varies in size. They have been selected based on population density, ease of access, public transport and parking.
While there has been criticism that just one designated site is located in Donegal, the HSE this week confirmed it is examining other ‘satellite centres’ in the county.
Sinn Féin County Councillor Albert Doherty was told at a meeting of the Western Regional Health Forum that other centres may open up both in Inishowen and in south Donegal.
Chief officer of HSE, John Hayes revealed “The identified large vaccination site for Donegal is Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) – this facility is currently undergoing fit-out and should be completed shortly.
“Other satellite sites across the County are under consideration i.e. Inishowen, North West and West/South Donegal.”
Councillor Doherty specifically referred to Carndonagh GAA Club who had offered their services as a centre to roll-out the vaccine locally in Inishowen.
Mr Hayes replied that there could be a number of pop-up or mobile services and this has not been ruled that out at this stage.Tags: