New Vaccination Centre to Open in Monavally Industrial Estate in Tralee

The former BorgWarner building in the Monavally Industrial Estate in Tralee is being prepared to open as a vaccination centre by the HSE.

The HSE has confirmed that a new vaccination centre will open at the former BorgWarner site in the Monavally Industrial Estate in the next two weeks.

The vaccination centre at MTU Tralee will close, with future appointments and clinics taking place at the new centre in the Monavally Industrial Estate.

Chief Officer of Cork Kerry Community Healthcare Michael Fitzgerald thanked the management and staff at MTU Tralee for their support of the Tralee vaccination centre, where vaccinations were first delivered in February.

63,000 Vaccinations Since February

Approximately 63,000 vaccinations have been administered at the Tralee vaccination centre since it opened.

We are very grateful to MTU Tralee for their support throughout the pandemic, and especially for their assistance in the smooth running of the Tralee vaccination centre.

As we move to a new phase of vaccinations and indeed in our relationship with Covid-19, we are planning locally for the best way to deliver any future vaccinations,” said Mr Fitzgerald.

Monavally Industrial Estate

This includes reorganising and consolidating our vaccination programme with the establishment of a new vaccination centre in Tralee in the Monavally Industrial Estate.”

He thanked all those who have been involved in the very successful vaccination centre at the Kerry Sports Academy on the ground of MTU Tralee.

We’d like to thank everyone who has worked so hard in this centre. That includes the teams which set the centre up; security; IT; the Defence Forces; porters; administration staff; vaccinators; GPs and pharmacists.

Evening Clinics Popular

It has been an incredibly successful centre, and it allowed us to safely and efficiently vaccinate large numbers when that capacity was needed,” he said.

While the majority of people who wish to receive a vaccine have now received one, Monavally Industrial Estate to allow anyone yet to receive both doses to do so without registering in advance.

Evening clinics have proved popular with young people and students, and have also allowed people to get a vaccination after the school run or work commute.

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