Two mass vaccination centres are set to open in Ennis and Nenagh on Monday, April 26th, marking a significant scaling up of the COVID-19 vaccination programme across the region.
The centres located in The West County Hotel in Ennis, and the Abbey Court Hotel in Nenagh will open on a phased basis to accelerate the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine in the Mid-West.
With work ongoing at the Radisson Blu Limerick to vaccinate people aged 16 to 69 who are at very high risk, the opening of the Ennis and Nenagh centres coincides with the move to begin vaccinating those aged between 65-69 in the Government’s vaccination rollout.
Professor Paul Burke, UL Hospitals Group’s Chief Academic Officer and Group Lead for the Mid-West Vaccination Centres said: “We’re delighted to be in a position to accelerate the vaccination programme to our communities here in the Mid-West by opening our area vaccination centres in Ennis and Nenagh.”
UL Hospitals Group management gave the go-ahead for the phased opening of the remaining two Mid-West centres following the announcement that the national online registration portal for the vaccine would go live from Thursday morning, for people aged 65-69.
How do I register?
Group 5 and Group 6 patients are asked to register on specific days, in order to assist with the management of high demand on the portal over the coming week.
– People aged 69 on Thursday April 15th
– People aged 68 on Friday April 16th
– People aged 67 on Saturday April 17th
– People aged 66 on Sunday April 18th
– People aged 65 on Monday April 19th
People can register online at https://vaccine.hse.ie/ where they will be asked to provide their mobile phone number, email address, PPS number and Eircode.
Telephone registration is also available at HSELive on 1850-24-1850 for those unable to register online, and there are options for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Once registered, people will receive their vaccination appointments from next week.
Anyone in the 65-69 age group who is unable to register before next Monday should be aware that the portal will remain open following these dates.
People in this age group will be vaccinated using COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca, which has been approved for use by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC), in keeping with the strictest standards of safety and quality. It is recommended for use in people aged over 60 and licensed by regulators.
The UL Hospitals Group encourages all in the 65-69 patient cohort to register and attend their vaccination appointment in order to enhance the effectiveness of the overall vaccination programme in minimising the transmission of the disease within our communities.