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The West County Hotel will open as a mass vaccination centre in less than a fortnight.

April 26th is the scheduled opening date of the centre which will vaccinate the majority of the Clare population from COVID-19.

There is a maximum booth capacity of 20 at The West County which is below the 30 at the Radisson Blu Hotel but above the 15 at The Abbey Court Hotel.

Located in Meelick, the Radisson will serve as the centre for the people of Limerick. It opened last month to vaccinate healthcare workers and acted as “an operational dry-run to ensure maximum efficiency of the facilities when opened to the public in the coming weeks,” Chief Clinical Director of UL Hospitals Group, Prof Brian Lenehan explained.

A collective total of 6,000 doses of vaccine per day will be administered by the three centres when they are up and running, Prof Lenehan stated.

Speaking at a HSE briefing with Clare County Council on Monday, he outlined their intention to vaccinate persons aged between 66 and 69 in a three week slot before opening for the next age group.

Lenehan confirmed they are planning to vaccinate their first Clare patients at the West County on Monday April 26th.

 

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