Abbey Hotel is named as county vaccination centre
The Abbey Hotel in Roscommon town has been chosen as the Covid-19 vaccination Centre for County Roscommon.
In Leitrim, vaccinations will be administered from the Primary Care Centre in Carrick on Shannon while in Sligo the IT Sports Arena is the location.
All 37 centres nationwide have been confirmed by the HSE, with at least one in every county. These centres will support the vaccination of the general population in a safe and efficient manner. While currently vaccines are being administered in healthcare settings and by GPs, many people will be offered their vaccination in these centres, having self-registered online.
All of the centres vary in size and operating hours and have been selected based on population density, ease of access, transport and parking. The design and layout of the centres also incorporates learnings from the COVID-19 swabbing centres. It is important to note that the centres will be of different sizes and operating hours will be based on vaccine supply and catchment area need.
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said: “We have always said the vaccination programme would only be limited by the availability and reliability of supply in these early stages of the programme. In the coming months supply will increase substantially and we will see these centres operating to full capacity and administering vaccines to the general population, following the government priority list.”