Advertisement

More than 18,000 people have attended walk-in vaccination centres so far

More than 18,000 people have attended walk-in vaccination clinics this weekend, HSE CEO Paul Reid...
Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

10.56 2 Aug 2021


Share this article


More than 18,000 people have a...

More than 18,000 people have attended walk-in vaccination centres so far

Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

10.56 2 Aug 2021


Share this article


More than 18,000 people have attended walk-in vaccination clinics this weekend, HSE CEO Paul Reid says.

Half of those attending are teenagers aged 16-17, while 64% have been aged 19 or under.

However, Mr Reid said people of all ages have been attending the clinics.

Advertisement

Walk-in vaccination centres are continuing to operate today, with vaccines available without an appointment at more than two dozen sites across the country.

Meanwhile, the latest figures show around 87% of adults in Ireland have had at least one dose of a vaccine.

73% of adults are now fully vaccinated.

Vaccination task force chairman Brian MacCraith said 2.1 million doses had been administered over the last six weeks alone, including 1.54 million in July.

On Newstalk Breakfast earlier, UCC Professor Liam Fanning said the walk-in vaccination centres have been a "resounding success", and should absolutely be organised again in the future.

He noted the August bank holiday was a particularly good time to have the walk-in clinics, as people may have a bit more time to attend.

Main image: People queue inside a walk-in vaccination centre at the National Show Centre in Swords, Dublin. Picture by: Damien Eagers/PA Wire/PA Images

Share this article


Read more about

Brian MacCraith Covid-19 Paul Reid Vaccination

Most Popular

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share


Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

The Pat Kenny Show

The Pat Kenny Show

09:00-12:00

Share

Up next

LUNCHTIME LIVE

LUNCHTIME LIVE

12:00-14:00

Share

MONCRIEFF

MONCRIEFF

14:00-16:00

Share

THE HARD SHOULDER

THE HARD SHOULDER

16:00-19:00

Share

OFF THE BALL

OFF THE BALL

19:00-22:00

Share

THE TOM DUNNE SHOW

THE TOM DUNNE SHOW

22:00-00:00

Share

BEST OF NEWSTALK

BEST OF NEWSTALK

00:00-06:00

Share

BREAKFAST BRIEFING

BREAKFAST BRIEFING

06:00-06:30

Share

BREAKFAST BUSINESS

BREAKFAST BUSINESS

06:30-07:00

Share

NEWSTALK BREAKFAST

NEWSTALK BREAKFAST

07:00-09:00

Share

THE PAT KENNY SHOW

THE PAT KENNY SHOW

09:00-12:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on