Walk-in vaccination centres off to a "great start" as huge queues form at Citywest 1 month ago

Walk-in vaccination centres off to a "great start" as huge queues form at Citywest

The Taoiseach said the positive uptake of vaccines so far was "great to see".

HSE CEO Paul Reid has said the walk-in Covid-19 vaccination centres that opened this weekend across Ireland are off to a "great start".

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38 walk-in vaccination centres are scheduled to open throughout Ireland, offering mRNA Covid-19 vaccines without appointments.

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.

On Saturday morning, images and reports began to be shared on social media of large queues of people lining up to receive a vaccine at the Citywest Convention Centre in Dublin.

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In a statement on Twitter, Reid said that the Citywest walk-in vaccination centre had over 800 people vaccinated within the first hour and a half of opening.

"Smaller centres equally reporting a good turnout. A great response by the Irish people," Reid added.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin, meanwhile, wrote: "Great to see the walk-in Covid-19 vaccine clinics up and running - and the positive uptake already."

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For more information about the walk-in vaccination centres, check out JOE's handy guide here.