The Roscommon Vaccination Centre on the Golf Links Road in Roscommon Town will close on Sunday 27 March.
After this date, people over the age of 12 who wish to get a dose 1, dose 2 or booster vaccine dose will be able to go to any other vaccination centre listed on hse.ie or to a participating pharmacy. Parents/guardians of children aged 5 to 11 can go to any of the vaccination centres listed on hse.ie for dose 1 or dose 2. Children in this age group who received their first dose vaccine in the Roscommon Vaccination Centre will automatically be invited to get their second dose at the vaccination centre closest to their home address.
Frank Harburn, Saolta General Manager for the rollout of the vaccination programme in the West and North West said: “We have moved to a new phase in the pandemic and many of the public health measures put in place to protect us have been lifted. This has been possible with the help of the protection provided by the COVID-19 vaccine and the very high uptake in our region.
“The first public vaccination clinic in Roscommon Town took place on 21 March 2021 in the Abbey Hotel. Since then the vaccination team have administered over 52,000 vaccines at clinics in the vaccination centres, to residents and staff of long term care facilities, to healthcare staff, to patients in Roscommon University Hospital and to people who are housebound. This is an incredible achievement given that over the last year the vaccination team have also relocated the centre to Kilbride Community Centre in August and again to the Golf Links Road centre in December.
Paul Hooton, Saolta Executive Lead for the vaccination programme said, “I would like to pay tribute to all the staff in the vaccination centres for their incredible commitment to providing the best service to the thousands of people who have come to the vaccination clinics in Roscommon. The vaccination programme was very fast moving and ever-changing with new vaccines and new age groups becoming eligible which required the staff to adapt quickly; a task at which they excelled with a can-do attitude and a personal approach to every vaccine administered.
“This has been a collective effort with many different organisations coming together to deliver a ground-breaking vaccination programme of this scale and I would also like to thank our colleagues in Roscommon University Hospital and Community Healthcare West, the National Ambulance Service, the Defence Forces, Roscommon County Council and other voluntary organisations, for their contribution to the success of the public vaccination centres in Roscommon.”