"Inspiring weekend" for Ireland's vaccination programme as over 18,000 attend walk-in centres 11 months ago

"Inspiring weekend" for Ireland's vaccination programme as over 18,000 attend walk-in centres

1.54 million Covid-19 vaccine doses were administered last month.

HSE CEO Paul Reid has said that over 18,000 people have availed of walk-in vaccination centres so far in what he called "an inspiring weekend" for Ireland's vaccination programme.

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Last week, it was announced that 38 walk-in vaccination centres ran by the HSE will be in operation throughout the country over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Anyone aged over 16 can attend the walk-in centres for a first dose. A text message will then be sent with an appointment for dose two.

In a Twitter post on Monday, the HSE chief said the walk-in vaccination centres will be continuing today in 26 locations.

He stated that people of all ages have been attending the centres, with 50% aged 16-17 years-old and 64% aged 19 or under.

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Meanwhile, Brian MacCraith, the chair of the High-Level Task Force on Covid-19 Vaccination, confirmed in a Twitter post on Monday that 5.87 million vaccine doses have been administered in Ireland to date.

2.1 million of these doses were given out over the past six weeks, with 1.54 million administered in July.

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73% of adults in Ireland are now fully vaccinated, while 87% have received at least one dose.

"Over two thirds of our total population have received at least one dose," he added.

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You can find the full details of the walk-in centres here.