Kilkenny vaccination centre to jab 7,000 people a week
Kilkenny’s vaccination centre at Cillín Hill will now cater for 7,000 people a week as the national inoculation rollout goes into overdrive.
Meanwhile the Health Service Executive (HSE) has confirmed while the South East as a whole now the capacity to administer 63,000 vaccines a week.
With the vast majority of residents and staff of nursing homes, healthcare workers, the medically vulnerable, and those over 70 now vaccinated, the roll out of the Covid-19 vaccine has now been extended to the general public.
The HSE has urged people aged between 65-69 to register on national portal which launched last week. Those in the 60-64 age group will shortly be able to register at https://vaccine.hse.ie/.
A HSE spokesperson said: “There’s no charge for getting your Covid-19 vaccine. It’s free. The HSE’s aim in offering Covid 19 vaccines to the population is to protect people and reduce the illness and deaths caused by this virus.
“Proof of appointment will be required upon presentation at the Centres, for example the text received in response to registration,” the spokesperson added.