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Pop-up vaccination centres to be extended on college campuses

Pop-up vaccination centres on college campuses across the country have been extended for another week.

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris announced the extension of the walk-in clinics for first and second vaccine doses.

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The pop-up centres were erected across 15 higher education facilities two weeks ago as part of vaccination week.

Over 3,000 students have so far received a vaccine dose, with 53% receiving their first dose.

The clinics will be held in:

  • TU Dublin – Blanchardstown, Grangegorman and Tallaght;
  • Dublin City University;
  • Trinity College Dublin;
  • University of Limerick;
  • NUI Galway;
  • Munster Technological University;
  • University College Cork;
  • Technological University of the Shannon Limerick Campus
  • Mary Immaculate College
  • Maynooth University
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In addition, vaccination centres will be open in Sligo, Letterkenny, UCD, Carlow, Tralee, Dundalk and Moate for students to access.

Minister Simon Harris said: “Vaccine Week was a huge success with over 3,000 students receiving a vaccine on college campuses. Starting on Monday, we will return to 12 of those sites to ensure those who received their first dose can access their second.”

“Importantly, these sites will be open for people to receive their first dose too. We know there are just 8.8% of the adult population who have not been vaccinated, and we know 28% of those are between 17 and 29.”

IMAGE -Twitter/paulreiddublin/”Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine” by U.S. Secretary of Defense(CCBY2.0)

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