10 June 2021
By Tom Collins
The South/South West Hospital Group and Cork Kerry Community Healthcare are pleased to announce that the two vaccination centres in Cork City at Pairc Uí Chaoimh and Cork City Hall have administered in excess of 100,000 vaccinations between them.
Pairc Uí Chaoimh commenced administering vaccinations on 25th March 2021, and Cork City Hall commenced administering vaccinations on 2nd April 2021.
Both vaccination centres are currently vaccinating those aged 40 and above.
To date, the groups vaccinated against COVID-19 at the centres include: frontline healthcare workers (cohort 2); people aged 70 and older (cohort 3); people aged 16 to 69 who are at very high risk (cohort 4); people aged 65 to 69, including those at high risk (cohort 5 and 6); people aged 16 to 64 who are at high risk (cohort 7) and pregnant women between 14 and 36 weeks.
Gerry O’Dwyer, Group CEO, South/South West Hospital said: “The South/South West Hospital is delighted to have in excess of 100,000 vaccinations administered in Cork city since March 2021. This is a key milestone for the vaccination programme in the region and I would like to thank all staff who are dedicated to the continued roll-out of the Covid 19 vaccination programme.”
Vaccination centres in Cork and Kerry are run as a joint project between the South/South West Hospital Group and Cork Kerry Community Healthcare, with support and input from all parts of the health service including ICT and Estates.
The vaccination programme will continue to provide vaccinations to communities in accordance with the national guidelines. Centres are staffed and resourced and as vaccine is made available, it will be offered to members of the public who have registered either on line or by phone.
The South/South West Hospital Group and Cork Kerry Community Healthcare wish to express their sincere appreciation to the Cork County Board and Cork City Council for their on-going support in relation to the vaccination centres.