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.
“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.
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).