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HSE launches bank holiday weekend vaccination push with additional walk-in centres

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has launched a bank holiday weekend vaccination push with additional walk-in vaccination centres to encourage people to get vaccinated.

The additional centres, for first and second doses of mostly the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, will open over the weekend in some regions.

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The centres will be open to anyone over the age of 12 years old, however, children aged between 12 and 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Appointments can also be made by registering on the HSE website.

A full list of available centres can be found via the following link: https://www2.hse.ie/screening-and-vaccinations/covid-19-vaccine/get-the-vaccine/find-a-covid-19-vaccination-centre/

In the past week, there have been 20,000 doses administered with 92.4% of the adult population now fully vaccinated.

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With over 300,000 people still unvaccinated, the HSE is now aiming to encourage as many people as possible to get the vaccine.

Damian McCallion of the National Director Covid Vaccination Programme stated, “We know from our ICU consultants, many of those people in ICU who were unvaccinated had underlying conditions or medical conditions that made them medically vulnerable, such as obesity,”.

“So it’s really important if you’re in those categories you come forward, because we can see the consequences for people.” 

IMAGE – Twitter/paulreiddublin”201214-D-BN624-0811″ (CC BY 2.0) by U.S. Secretary of Defense

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