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Nearly 1,000 over 85s getting vaccinated at DCU centre

Nearly 1,000 patients over the age of 85 will get their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine at the Helix Theatre in DCU today. The first jab was delivered at the GP-led vaccination centre at 9.30am this morning.

Overall, 960 patients aged over 85 and 104 GP practices are involved in this part of the vaccination roll-out. They are being given the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and will receive their second dose in four weeks.

The Helix at DCU is one of three such vaccination centres. Another at the Munster Technical University in Cork will be operational next weekend while the third at Merlin Park in Galway is still being set up.

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