UCD Health Affairs assist in designating UCD as Dublin's 5th Vaccination Centre
Dublin's fifth COVID-19 vaccination centre is to open at University College Dublin on Monday, May 31.
The centre will be located in O’Reilly Hall on the UCD Belfield campus, and will be operated by the Ireland East Hospital Group, in partnership with UCD. UCD Health Affairs worked closely with IEHG and CHAS management to establish the links required to designate UCD as Dublin's 5th Vaccination Centre, where many health science students will act as vaccinators. The UCD office of Health Affairs is now collaborating with the HSE, IEHG and UCD to ensure the successful and timely establishment of a COVID-19 vaccination centre on the Belfield campus.
Vaccinations will follow the HSE’s appointment schedule, and people are asked to come only when they receive official notification.
“We are delighted to support the HSE’s national vaccination programme and to facilitate the Ireland East Hospital Group to administer vaccines as rapidly as supplies permit,” said Professor Andrew Deeks, UCD President.
“It is only through widespread vaccination that we will be able to offer students an excellent campus experience in September.”
Declan Lyons, CEO of the Ireland East Hospital Group, added: “We are aiming to vaccinate up to 1,000 people per day at UCD Belfield from next week.”
“We are delighted to work with our academic partner, UCD, in establishing this facility and it will greatly enhance our capacity with regard to the national vaccination programme.”