Almost 150 attend Covid pop-up clinics

Almost 150 people got COVID-19 vaccines at pop-up clinics held in Bailieborough and Ballyjamesduff over the past fortnight.

The HSE organised the clinics, as part of a series across the region, in a bid to boost uptake of the doses.

Saturday, April 30, saw a clinic held in the former Courthouse in Bailieborough, where 101 people received a Covid vaccine. The majority were booster doses.

Two people received their first dose, with three people receiving their second.

Twenty people were given their first booster dose, while another 76 were second booster dose recipients.

Another clinic, held in the former Courthouse in Ballyjamesduff last Saturday, saw 47 people receive Covid vaccine doses.

Of those, one person received their first vaccine dose, 17 got their first booster dose and 29 got their second booster.

Operational site manager of the Cavan COVID-19 Vaccine Centre, Eddie Ward, says the pop-up clinics are about reaching as many people as possible and making it as easy as possible for people to receive a vaccine: “The clinics are part of a broader County Cavan COVID-19 Vaccination Outreach Programme aimed at making COVID-19 vaccination as easy and as accessible as possible for local communities across County Cavan. Last week we had over 100 people present for their booster vaccinations at our pop-up clinic in Bailieborough. This was testament to the amount of time and effort expended by our partners in County Cavan Local Development, who made people aware by various means that the clinic was taking place. We would encourage all those who are eligible to avail of the booster vaccine as soon as they are eligible.”

A number of other clinics are expected to be held over the coming weeks. The COVID-19 vaccine centre at the Hotel Kilmore in Cavan Town also remains open.