The announcement of the locations of the proposed vaccination centres has been welcomed by Denis Naughten TD, however, he has warned it is imperative that these centres facilitate people regardless of their address.
“I have a fear that these centres could exclude people outside their GP catchment, the county where they are based or outside the relevant community health area,” said Denis Naughten. “This would be totally unacceptable and cause unnecessary difficulty for people accessing the Covid vaccine.
“For example, East Galway is a large geographic area with no vaccination centre. People residing here should be able to register for a vaccination in Roscommon Town or Athlone, if this is more convenient for them, instead of having to travel to Galway City.
“Providing clarity on the locations of these centres is very welcome but we also need to ensure the public is facilitated with ease of access and the primary focus should be on facilitating HSE management of allocation of vaccine,” concluded Denis Naughten.
Editors note Ministers press release:
Press Release: Monday 15 February 2021
Minister for Health confirms locations for Ireland’s vaccination centres
The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, has today confirmed locations for 37 vaccination centres across Ireland for the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.
The 37 centres have been confirmed by the HSE, with at least one in every county. These centres will support the vaccination of the general population in a safe and efficient manner. While currently vaccines are being administered in healthcare settings and by GPs, many people will be offered their vaccination in these centres, having self-registered online.
All of the centres vary in size and operating hours and have been selected based on population density, ease of access, transport and parking. The design and layout of the centres also incorporates learnings from the COVID-19 swabbing centres. It is important to note that the centres will be of different sizes and operating hours will be based on vaccine supply and catchment area need.
Minister Donnelly said: “I would like to thank the HSE for their ongoing work in developing these vaccination centres across the country. These centres will be ready well in advance of vaccine supply when they will be used as part of our programme. People can expect to see these vaccination centres ready and waiting in their county.
“We have always said the vaccination programme would only be limited by the availability and reliability of supply in these early stages of the programme. In the coming months supply will increase substantially and we will see these centres operating to full capacity and administering vaccines to the general population, following the Government priority list.”
List of COVID-19 Vaccination sites
|County||Site Name||Site Address|
|Carlow||The Seven Oaks Hotel||Athy Road, Carlow|
|Cavan||Kilmore Hotel||Dublin Rd, Killygarry, Cavan|
|Clare||West County Hotel||Limerick Road, Ennis, Co. Clare|
|Cork||Páirc Uí Chaoimh||The Marina, Cork City|
|Cork||City Hall Cork||City Hall, Anglesea St. Centre Cork City|
|Cork||MTU Campus Melbourn Building||Melbourn Rd, Bishopstown, Cork|
|Cork||Bantry PCC||Bantry, Co. Cork|
|Cork||Mallow GAA Club||Mallow GAA Club,Carrigoon, Co. Cork|
|Donegal||Letterkenny Institute of Technology||Port Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal|
|Dublin||Aviva Stadium||Landsdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4|
|Dublin||Citywest Convention Centre||Citywest Hotel, Garters Lane, Saggart, Co. Dublin|
|Dublin||Helix Theatre DCU||DCU Santry|
|Dublin||TU Dublin Campus||Grangegorman|
|Galway||Galway Racecourse||Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit, Galway|
|Kerry||Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre||Bypass Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry|
|Kerry||Kerry Sports Academy||North Campus, Dromtacker, Tralee, Co. Kerry|
|Kildare||Punchestown Racecourse||Punchestown, Naas, Co. Kildare|
|Kilkenny||Cillin Hill Conference Centre||Dublin Road, Leggettsrath, Kilkenny|
|Laois||Midlands Park Hotel||Jessop St., Portlaoise, Co. Laois.|
|Leitrim||Primary Care Centre||Carrick -on – Shannon, Co Leitrim|
|Limerick||Radisson Hotel||Ennis Road, Limerick|
|Longford*||Longford Slashers GAA||Longford Town|
|Louth||Fairways Hotel||Dublin Rd, Haggardstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth,|
|Mayo||Breaffy House Resort||Breaffy, Castlebar, Co Mayo|
|Meath||Simmonstown GAA Club Navan||Simmonstown Gales GAA Co Meath|
|Monaghan||Hillgrove Hotel||Old Armagh Rd, Latlorcan, Monaghan,|
|Offaly*||Faithful Field GAA Centre||Kilcormac, Tullamore, Co Offaly|
|Roscommon||Abbey Hotel,||Galway road, Co Roscommon|
|Sligo||Sligo IT Sports Arena||Sligo IT, Ash Ln, Bellanode, Co. Sligo|
|Tipperary||Abbeycourt Hotel||Nenagh, Co. Tipperary|
|Tipperary||The Clonmel Park Hotel||Poppyfields, Cahir Road, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary|
|Waterford||WIT Arena||WIT Sports Campus,Carriagnore, Waterford|
|Westmeath||International Arena AIT||Dublin Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.|
|Westmeath||Bloomfield House Hotel||Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.|
|Wexford||Riverside Hotel Enniscorthy||The Promenade, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford|
|Wicklow||Arklow Bay Hotel & Conference Centre||Sea Rd, Ferrybank, Arklow, Co. Wicklow|
|Wicklow||Charlsland Golf Club||Greystones, Co Wicklow|
*Contracts at these venues are to be finalised