vaccination centres

  • The Saolta University Health Care Group is currently recruiting staff to support the roll-out of the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme.

    The group is looking for clinical staff who are eligible to administer vaccines for an initial three-month contract, which may be extended. The group is also recruiting health care assistants and administrative staff to support the vaccination centres.

    Vaccinations centres will be located in Galway, Sligo, Letterkenny, Castlebar, Carrick-on-Shannon and Roscommon. The vaccination programme will run seven days a week over a 12 hour day.

    Paul Hooton, Chief Director of Nursing and Midwifery at the Saolta University Health Care Group told Midwest News that the Covid-19 vaccination programme is going to be one of the biggest immunisation programmes ever undertaken in this country. “Since the end of December across the Saolta Group we have administered more than 15,000 first doses and 10,000 second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to frontline healthcare workers. We will shortly be moving towards supporting the public vaccinations centres which will enable the wider vaccination of the general public over the coming weeks and months in a safe and efficient way.

    Details are available on the Saolta website



  • The Taoiseach is defending the locations of the new Covid-19 vaccination centres.

    37 are to be rolled out nationwide, with at least one in every county.

    However, some local TDs are raising concerns that people will have to travel some distance for their vaccination centre.

    Mayo FG Deputy Alan Dillon has called for a second Mayo vaccination centre, to be located in the north of the county, while Sinn Fein's Louis O'Hara is concerned that only one centre is planned for Co Galway, based at Galway Racecourse.

    H says people from East Galway and Connemara will have to travel for an hour or longer to make their way to the centre, and is calling for another centre in the county.

    There have been also been complaints that there's no vaccination centre in Drogheda in Co Louth, but two in Wicklow which is the Health Minister's constituency.

    Speaking on his way into Cabinet this morning, Taoiseach Micheál Martin says the centres will be reviewed as needed...




  • The HSE is finalising details of Covid-19 vaccination centres in Mayo, Roscommon and Galway.

    The centres will be stood up when the availability of vaccines is increased.

    The HSE has confirmed today that they're actively considering locations for a number of vaccination centres across the three counties, and says a  number of locations will be approved and finalised shortly.

    Midwest News understands hotels in Mayo and Roscommon are among the locations being considered.

    The HSE says the vaccination centres will be spread across the region with the aim of ensuring ease of access for as much of the public as possible, while also meeting the clinical and logistical requirements.