That’s the jab! Kilkenny’s new Vaccination Centre is ready to go
Kilkenny’s new Vaccination Centre is ready for operation.
The Health Service Executive (HSE) confirmed the centre, based in The Hub at Cillín Hill on the outskirts of the city, is ready to start rolling out the Covid-19 vaccine programme.
A HSE spokesperson said vaccination centres across the country “will come on stream as needed from late March/early April”.
The centres will operate for a minimum of six months.
The HSE said in a statement: “The utilisation of the Vaccination Centres will be dependent on staffing and vaccine availability. Existing vaccinators will continue to support, where possible, the roll out of the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme at local level across all sites identified.
“There’s no charge for getting your Covid-19 vaccine. It is free. The HSE’s aim in offering vaccines to the population is to protect people and reduce the illness and deaths caused by this virus. ”
The HSE said people do not yet need to register for vaccination in advance.
It addedL “Groups 1-3 (as detailed at https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/39038-provisional-vaccine-allocation-groups/) are being worked through currently, with vaccinations also under way in regard to the Group 4 cohort. As the HSE moves to vaccinate other groups at centres such as the one in Kilkenny, news, public notices, advertising, social media and partner organisations will be used to alert people that it’s their turn to come forward.”
PHOTO CAPTION: Niamh Lacy of St. Luke’s General Hospital Carlow-Kilkenny/Ireland East Hospital Group (right) and Mairead Brophy of HSE/South East Community Healthcare (left) at the HSE Vaccination Centre at The Hub, Cillín Hill, Kilkenny