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Pop-Up Vaccination Clinics To Open For Students At Athlone IT

Athlone Institute Of Technology is one of eleven chosen by the HSE.

Athlone Institute Of Technology is one of 11 colleges holding pop-up vaccination clinics for its students. 

Ministers Simon Harris and Stephen Donnelly made the announcement this morning. 

They'll begin operating next week with the aim of maximising the uptake in inoculations among the third level population and international students who have yet to receive a jab. 

The clinic at AIT will open next Wednesday, September 29th for students and staff.

Free facemasks will also be handed out at over 200 locations across Irish third-level campuses. 

 

Full list:

  • University College Cork;
  • NUI Galway;
  • Trinity College Dublin;
  • University of Limerick;
  • Dublin City University;
  • Maynooth University;
  • Munster Technological University Cork;
  • Mary Immaculate College;
  • Royal College of Surgeons Ireland;
  • National College of Art and Design;
  • Athlone Institute of Technology.

Speaking today, Minister Harris said:

"Next week, thousands of students will start college for the first time. It is an incredibly exciting time for our third level sector.

"To coincide with this, my Department and the HSE have been working together to ensure we are doing everything we can to make our third level campuses as safe as is possible.

“Today, I can confirm the establishment of pop up vaccination clinics across the country to ensure maximum take up across the student population.

"In addition, vaccination centres near third level colleges will take walk ins from third level students during Vaccination Week.

"There is no greater protection from Covid-19 than the vaccine. We have already seen a great uptake from young people and Vaccination Week offers anyone who hasn’t received their first or second dose to seek protection."

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