Meath East TD and Minister for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne, has taken to social media to reveal an update from HSE regarding local vaccination centres.
‘I received the following update from the HSE in relation to Covid-19 vaccinations for Louth and Meath.
Plans are at an advanced stage to develop a Central Vaccination Centre in Drogheda Institute of Further Education (DIFE). We are working with colleagues in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital who are currently operating from the Site.
We expect to deliver up to 1,500 vaccinations per week to members of the public residing in South Louth and East Meath registered on the Portal. The Service is being developed in line with the HSE Vaccination Clinic Operating Model and will be delivered as per the rollout plan.
We hope to commence later this week however this is subject to staffing levels and vaccine supply. The service will significantly boost the number of Vaccines being delivered in Louth and will run in addition to the Dundalk Centre operating from the Fairways in Dundalk.
The Community Vaccination Centre for County Meath, located in Simonstown GAA Centre Navan, is working hard to complete first dose vaccines to all 60/69 year olds in county Meath who are registered on the national portal. We expect to have this cohort finished over next weekend 15 & 16 May.
Anyone in this cohort who has not yet received an appointment, and who is registered on the Portal, should receive their appointment before the end of this week.
Once this group is finished we will commence vaccinating the next cohort which is the 55/59 year olds. The approximate number of appointments not attended daily is 15%.
The Simonstown Vaccination Centre is now operating 12 hour days. From Sunday next , 16th May it will operate seven day weeks’