Pop-up vaccination centres will be open in colleges and universities across the country next week.
The move is the final push in getting as many people as possible vaccinated across the country.
The walk-in clinics will be able to provide first or second doses, depending on where each individual is on their vaccine cycle.
Vaccine centres already operating at University College Dublin, Sligo IT, Letterkenny IT and Waterford IT will be open for students and staff during the week.
The pop-up clinics will be available in the following institutions next week:
- University College Cork
- NUI Galway
- Trinity College Dublin
- University of Limerick
- Dublin City University
- Maynooth University
- Munster Technological University Cork
- Mary Immaculate College
- Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
- National College of Art and Design
- Athlone Institute of Technology
Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris said next week is an exciting time for the education sector.
“To coincide with this, my Department and the HSE have been working together to ensure we are doing everything we can to make our third level campuses as safe as is possible,” Minister Harris said.
“There is no greater protection from Covid-19 than the vaccine. We have already seen a great uptake from young people and vaccination week offers anyone who hasn’t received their first or second dose to seek protection,” he added.
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