There is disappointment and anger as the Burtonport Vaccination Centre is to close.
Local county Councillor Noreen McGarvey said she only discovered the centre is to finish up this week.
The centre began administering only some 6 weeks ago, however most of the people in the area would have already been vaccinated by then apart from the 12-15 age group.
“I was also hopeful that they would be in a position to offer the booster injections when the programme was rolled out.
“Earlier in the year I had contacted the Minister for Health to get a vaccination into the area but more importantly a COVID testing centre.
“The local GPs and Pharmacies had done great work in helping to administer the vaccine but were not in a position to carry out testing.”
Councillor McGarvey said the closure will put long journeys on local people in the West of the county once more.
She said “For people in the West of the county, they have to travel to either Letterkenny or Donegal Town to get a test done.
“This will be a minimum of 3 hour return trip for some. At a time when the Covid numbers are rising I would be urging the Minister and the HSE to perhaps turn the centre into a testing centre for a number of weeks when they have already set up the premises to a high standard.
“I also wish to commend the local committee of St Columbas Community Centre for providing the building and the work they have done to date within the centre.”