A senior HSE manager said the turnout for the two walk-in Covid-19 vaccination clinics in Donegal last weekend ‘exceeded’ their expectations.
Frank Harburn, Saolta General Manager for the rollout of the vaccination programme in the West and North West was responding to a query from Donegal Daily.
“We were very happy with the turnout and it exceeded our expectations with a range of age groups attending from 16 years upwards,” he said today.
“Based on provisional data, around 540 people received their first dose vaccine at the walk-in vaccination clinics in LYIT on Saturday and Sunday. And around 160 people received their first dose at the walk-in vaccination clinic in Carndonagh on Monday.”
Mr Harburn also confirmed that over 4,200 people received their jabs at the temporary facilities in the west and north west last weekend.
Everyone who received their first dose vaccine in one of the walk-in vaccination clinics will receive an appointment for their second dose by text.
The second dose will take place at a vaccination centre close to the person’s home address.
Walk-in vaccination clinics were set up over the August bank holiday weekend to make it as easy as possible for people to get vaccinated.
Additional walk-in vaccination clinics will take place around the country this weekend including at the LYIT vaccination centre on Sunday from 8.30am to 4.30pm.
More details at: https://www.saolta.ie/news/walk-vaccination-clinics-weekend
The online registration is also open for anyone aged 16 and over to get their vaccine by going to hse.ie.
“We have a good supply of vaccines at the moment and are usually able to offer appointments within a few days of people registering. I would encourage anyone who hasn’t yet received their vaccine, to do so as soon as possible to have the best protection against COVID-19 including against the Delta variant,” concluded Mr Harburn.