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First vaccines to be administered from Clifden Vaccination Centre this week

A new COVID-19 vaccination satellite centre in Clifden, County Galway is opening this week to serve the communities of West Galway / Connemara. The centre is located in Clifden Community School and the first vaccines will be administered from Tuesday 06 July as part of a phased opening.

Vaccination teams from Saolta University Health Care Group will be administering vaccines one or two days per week, depending on demand.

Paul Hooton, Saolta Executive Lead for the rollout of the vaccination programme in the West and North West said, “We are delighted to be in a position to expand on the delivery of the vaccination programme by opening a satellite centre in Clifden. This centre will provide increased access to immunisation for the rural communities around Connemara.

“We expect that the centre will operate for one or two days per week, depending on the number of people who have registered and depending on vaccine supply.

“We are committed to safely and effectively delivering the vaccination programme in line with the national COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Strategy and I would encourage anyone in the region aged 35 to 69 who has not yet registered for a vaccine to do so online at I would also like to acknowledge the West Connemara Leisure Centre Committee facility for providing an excellent facility for the use of vaccinations.”

Breda Crehan Roche, Chief Officer Community Healthcare West said the opening of the vaccination centre in Clifden was another important step in the rollout of the vaccine programme. “We are delighted to work with our colleagues in the Saolta Hospital Group to improve access to the vaccine for people living in this region. I encourage everyone in the eligible age cohorts to register for a vaccine as soon as possible in order to have the best protection against COVID-19, including against the delta variant.”

The article above is specific to the following Saolta hospitals:: 
University Hospital Galway (UHG)