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Creative touches make vaccination centres more child-friendly

WITH the first scheduled vaccine appointments for the general 5-11 years age group from this Friday, work has been underway to transform vaccination centres into child-friendly spaces. UL Hospitals Group vaccinator teams have been channeling their creativity with wall art and posters in a bid to soften the clinical appearance of the centres in Ennis, Limerick and Nenagh and help younger children feel more relaxed about receiving the jab. Youngsters in that age group with underlying conditions had the first experience of the new arrangements when they attended the centres for vaccination earlier this week. There will be scheduled clinics from 2pm to 6.30pm on Friday and from 8am to 6.30pm on Saturday at the West County Hotel Ennis, Scoil Carmel Limerick and Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh. Nora Barry, Operations Manager of the Mid-West COVID-19 Vaccination Centres, said: “This effort is aimed at softening the appearance of the sites for young children who may well be quite overwhelmed by the …

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Clare vaccination centre temporarily relocates to West County Hotel

THE Clare COVID-19 Vaccination Centre is temporarily relocating from the grounds of Ennis Hospital to Treacy’s West County Hotel this Saturday and Sunday, to maximise capacity in line with demand for weekend walk-in COVID vaccine booster clinics for the 50-69 years age group. Walk-in COVID-19 Booster Clinics for 50-69s will run at the hotel this Saturday from 8.30am-7pm, and on Sunday from 1pm-7pm. Anyone who has received a notification for a scheduled appointment at the former outpatients department of Ennis Hospital on Sunday morning should attend as scheduled. The locations and times of clinics for the week beginning December 20 will be confirmed in the coming days. This relocation comes amid significant demand for weekend COVID-19 vaccine booster clinics, as we approach the first anniversary of the start of the UL Hospitals Group COVID-19 vaccination programme in the Mid-West, which got under way on January 4, 2021. There is no appointment required, but the walk-in booster clinics in the West …

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Clare vaccination centre to be temporarily relocated

THE Clare Covid-19 vaccination centre is relocating on a temporary basis from from Treacy’s West County Hotel to the grounds of Ennis Hospital. Vaccinations at the former outpatients department in the hospital grounds will commence on this Saturday, November 20 and it is expected the centre will move back to the West County in early 2022. Parking availability on the grounds of Ennis Hospital has improved since the relocation of the outpatients department to the Kilrush Road. Disabled parking is available at Ennis Hospital. Patricia O’Gorman, Clinical Lead for the Area Vaccination Centres in the MidWest, said: “Our vaccination teams have to date delivered over 400,000 doses as part of this historic vaccination campaign. As society and the economy have reopened, we have had to secure a temporary new location for our Ennis centre with the agreement of our partners. We are grateful to the West County Hotel for their support over the course of vaccination campaign” The current national requirement is that Covid-19 …

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Seven Clare pharmacies now giving Pfizer vaccine

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID 19 vaccine is now available in seven pharmacies in Clare, the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) has revealed. The IPU is now calling for this to be extended, so that all pharmacies registered to administer COVID 19 vaccines have access to the Pfizer vaccine. The participating pharmacies in Clare are Burren Pharmacy, Lisdoonvarna; Keating’sCarePlus Pharmacy, Corbally; Kelly’s Pharmacy, Miltown Malbay; Malone’s Total Health Pharmacy, Kilrush; Murphy’s Total Health Pharmacy, Ennistymon; O’Meara’s Total Health Pharmacy, Scariff and Rx+ Total Health Pharmacy, Shannon. Pharmacies started vaccinating in mid-June and to date have administered over 123,000 vaccines nationwide. This has predominantly been the Janssen vaccine, available to people aged 18 to 34 and to people 50 years and older in over 950 pharmacies nationwide. A smaller number of pharmacies, chosen because of their distance to the nearest vaccine centre, are also offering the Pfizer vaccine to patients aged 18 and over, in line with the HSE Vaccination Centres. Darragh O’Loughlin, Secretary …

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