HSE in bank holiday vaccine push to ‘increase uptake’

The Health Service Executive has stated some areas will run extra walk-in vaccine clinics this weekend.

It stated it’s a part of a nationwide drive to encourage uptake of the vaccine as Covid numbers rise throughout the nation.

Over the bank holiday weekend, vaccines will likely be accessible at walk-in clinics or by registering on-line or by phone for an appointment.

Government and well being officers have been encouraging the roughly 370,000 people who find themselves not vaccinated, or should not totally vaccinated, to get the jab.

Appointments should not wanted for the walk-in clinics, that are open to adults and youngsters over the age of 12.

The HSE stated the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine, dose one and two solely, will likely be accessible on the clinics.

University Hospital Limerick stated it’ll run further clinics throughout the mid-west area as a part of the reminder marketing campaign this weekend.

They are being held in the Mid-West Covid-19 Vaccination Centres in Ennis on Thursday and Sunday; Limerick Racecourse on Friday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday; and The Abbey Court Hotel in Nenagh on Friday and Saturday.

Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Group Clinical Lead for Covid-19 for the area Dr Sarah O'Connell stated due to the upper danger of hospitalisation for unvaccinated those that they need to attend a walk-in clinic this weekend.

"Recently we now have seen very excessive charges of group transmission and an elevated variety of hospitalisations. This has put an extra pressure on our healthcare system, and it continues to accomplish that sadly.

"Walk-in clinics are a great way to get your vaccine if you're unvaccinated, as no appointment is necessary. Before Winter comes, now is the time to protect yourself, your family and friends as much as possible against Covid-19," Dr O'Connell stated.

Additional clinics will even run on Saturday, Sunday and Monday in Kilbride Community Hall in Rathmore, Co Roscommon, Breaffy House Resort in Mayo, Letterkenny Community Assessment Hub on the Kilmacrennan Road, and on Bank Holiday Monday at Sligo Racecourse Vaccination Centre.

A full listing of walk-in vaccination clinics may be discovered right here.

The HSE stated anybody attending a clinic or appointment ought to convey picture identification.

based mostly on website supplies www.rte.ie

Related posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *