Huge uptake as Kilkenny walk-in Vaccination centre opens
The Walk-in Vaccination centre set-up in Kilkenny this weekend has been a huge success.
The centre, based in Cillin Hill on the outskirts of Kilkenny, was very busy yesterday – the first day the centre was operational.
The Health Services Executive opened the centre due to the unprecedented success of the walk-in vaccination centres across the country last weekend, which saw more than 30,000 people take advantage of the service.
The HSE in response opened the walk-in centre in Kilkenny for any person aged 16 and over, this weekend.
A spokesperson for the HSE said: “Anyone aged 16 and over who has not already received a vaccine can attend Kilkenny’s Cillin Hill for walk-in vaccination again on Sunday from 8.15am to 12.30pm.”
Meanwhile, South East Community Healthcare (SECH) announced further walk-in vaccination services are being planned for this week.
A SECH spokesperson said: “We had fantastic success with our previous walk-in vaccination service, run over the August Bank Holiday weekend, which saw over 2,000 people attend three sites in Kilkenny, Carlow and Enniscorthy.
“The clinic will be offering first doses of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine. Second doses will not be available, and these walk-in clinics are only open to people who have not already received any dose of a vaccine,” they concluded.
Anyone who wishes to receive a vaccine at the clinics must be aged 16 or over, be attending for their first dose, bring photographic ID and bring their PPS number.