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High Numbers At New Walk-In Covid Vaccination Centres

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Punchestown is one of 20 new nationwide centres

The HSE is reporting high numbers turning up at walk-in Covid vaccination centres across the country.

Punchestown Racecourse is one of 20 nationwide centres which opened on Saturday morning.

The Kildare clinic was available for walk in vaccinations from 9 am to 12.15pm 

It will re-open between 1.15 and 4.30 on Sunday afternoon and will be open again on Monday between 9 and 12.15.

The centres are only for those aged over 16 who have yet to receive their first dose.

800 people were vaccinated in the first hour and a half at the walk-in facility in City West.

The HSE's national lead for the vaccination programme, Damien McCallion, says people can go to any centre in Ireland.

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