Large vaccination centres will be put in place across Ireland to strengthen COVID resistance; HSE – IMO Joint Project
DUBLIN: Vaccination centres are being set up across Ireland to rapidly strengthen the COVID resistance. HSE chief Paul Reid confirmed that 40 large vaccination centers would be set up across the country to provide vaccines. Some of these will have 40 to 50 lanes. This will enable more people to be vaccinated at the same time. Others may have 10 to 20 bays. The new setting will be available as part of a plan to vaccinate people over the age of 70 in the Republic through GP practices.
Several large-scale vaccination clinics will be set up in Dublin, Cork and Galway as part of a new system to provide vaccines to those over 70 years of age. The first of these clinics will start at Dublin City University. The first of these clinics will start at Dublin City University. Pfizer or Moderna vaccine will be given to patients in 121 practices across the capital.
The new plan was developed following discussions between HSE and the Irish Medical Organisation. “We do know that there’s a high level of immunity once the first vaccine takes place but ultimately the complete immunity takes place after the second vaccine,” Mr. Reid said.
The HSE chief said that those over 70 will receive their first vaccination by mid-April and their second by mid-May. The first dose was initially planned to be given by the end of March.
The new scheme to provide Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to the elderly will start on February 15. Of these, the vaccine will be first given to people over 85 years of age. The vaccine will be made available to older people who are immobile at home. Mr. Reid said he would seek the help of local authorities or the Defense Forces to provide transportation for this.
The vaccination program for 4,83,000 people over the age of 70 had to be postponed last week.
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