Large-scale Covid-19 vaccination centres to be set up across country

The first Covid 19 Vaccine at St. Josephs Nursing Home Ramelton. Nicky Hanlon and Shauna Kelly, Staff Nurse. Photo Clive Wasson

A number of large-scale Covid-19 vaccination centres are to be set up across the country as part of the rollout to over 70s.

The first will be at DCU where around 120 smaller GP practices will come together to administer the Pfizer and Moderna jabs.

Over 85s will be offered the vaccines from February 15th - and the majority of them will be able to go to their own doctor's surgery.

Dr Denis McCauley from the Irish Medical Organisation says it's agreed a "buddy" system with the HSE for smaller practices: