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First walk-in vaccination centres to open this weekend in Ireland

The first Covid-19 vaccination walk-in centres are to open this weekend in Ireland.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said Government want to encourage high participation rates in the age cohorts who have yet to be vaccinated.

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“I think it has been a very effective programme so far – but we want to encourage high participation rates now among the remaining age cohorts,” he said.

“To that extent, the HSE will be adding walk-in vaccination centres over the Bank Holiday weekend to facilitate further vaccination among 16, 17, 18 year-olds onwards in particular.”

The vaccination portal is currently open for anyone in Ireland over the age of 16 to register for a vaccine.

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84% of adults in Ireland have received their first Covid-19 vaccine, with 70% now fully vaccinated.

Full details on the walk-in vaccination centres will be announced by the Health Service Executive (HSE).

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