People in Mayo aged between 65 and 69 who have registered for a Covid-19 vaccine can expect to get their first jab within the next week.
That's according to Paul Hooton, clinical lead for the vaccination roll-out programme in Mayo.
Nationally, it's estimated that around 45,000 people in this age group had not registered on the HSE portal by yesterday evening, prompting concerns that some may not want the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Paul Hooton told Midwest News this afternoon the some people in this age group may have already been vaccinated as part of other cohorts, and he's described the take-up as very good.
He says 1,455 people in Mayo between 65 and 69 have now registered, as of today, and will be called for an appointment at the Breaffy Vaccination Centre in Castlebar before the end of this week.....