The HSE has opened up a Covid vaccination centre in Simonstown GAA club, with vaccinations starting today. Those aged 65-69 who have registered on www.hse.ie will be receiving their jab.

 

People need an appointment and photo ID (such as a passport, driving licence, public service card or National age card etc.) in order to be dealt with. The centre will open 5 days a week, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

 

It is hoped that 400 people a day will get vaccinated, which may increase to 1,200 per day, once the centre is opened 7 days a week.

 

Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee branded the opening of the centre as a “day of hope”. She was joined by Minister Thomas Byrne, Minister Damien English and Fianna Fáil Councillor Tom Beehan, for a tour of the location.

 

Beehan wished those working at the centre “every success in the months ahead”.

 

Clinical Lead Eileen Gilsenan commented that “It is a great day for Meath… We know vaccines are going to make people’s lives safer and this together with social distancing and mask wearing and keeping to the guidelines are all part of the programme to make Ireland safer and to allow us to open the country up again.”