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Almost 1,400 attend walk-in vaccine centres in Cavan and Monaghan

Aug 3, 2021 12:08 By News Northern Sound
Almost 1,400 attend walk-in vaccine centres in Cavan and Monaghan Almost 1,400 attend walk-in vaccine centres in Cavan and Monaghan
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The centres were open across the weekend.

Almost 1,400 people got their Covid-19 vaccines at the walk-in clinics in Cavan and Monaghan over the weekend.

Figures from the HSE show from Saturday to Monday, 899 people received their first dose at the Hotel Kilmore in Cavan.

490 people got their first dose over the same period at the Glencarn Hotel in Castleblayney.

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The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was administered at each centre.

Meanwhile, a leading immunologist says Ireland is on course to have the highest uptake of Covid 19 vaccines among young people in the world.

Over 30,000 people received a jab at walk in vaccination centres over the weekend.

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Immunologist Professor Luke O’Neill leading the praise for the young people of Ireland who queued up to get a Covid 19 vaccine over the weekend.

The HSE says the success of the walk in centres outstripped their expectations with CEO Paul Reid saying the young people of Ireland showed up when needed.

The HSE’s National Lead for the Vaccination Programme, Damien McCallion, says they may now extend the walk in centres as a result.

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The sixth million covid vaccine will be administered here this week while the programme will extend soon to 12 to 15 year olds.

But as the programme continues to speed up, the number of covid cases still remains high.

178 people are in hospital with covid today - which is up 25 percent on last Tuesday's figures. Of those 25 are in ICU.

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