By Dan Walsh
The eagerly anticipated Kilanerin Vaccination Centre opened its doors today and activity got off to a good start in the community centre where ten vaccination booths have been created for the Covid-19 HSE programme.
The new centre has the capacity to offer 1,200 vaccinations a day, operating 8am to 8pm and catering mostly for those in the south Wicklow and north Wexford catchment area.
Local contractors have improved the car parking area while electrics and plumbing have been installed.
When the announcement was made a few weeks back, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly praised the work done by the HSE in finding the new location. He said: “An immense amount of work has gone into finding suitable premises for the vaccination centre which was not an easy thing to do as there are a lot of criteria that have to be met. I had asked the HSE that they make it a matter of urgency to find somewhere suitable which after a lot of hard work they have now done. Kilanerin is ideal for people in the area to get to.”