- Radisson Blu to operate as major vax centre
- West County in Ennis also in the works
Fianna Fáil TD for Clare Cathal Crowe has welcomed the news that two significant Covid-19 vaccination centres are planned for Co. Clare.
On top of the news that the Radisson Blu Hotel on the Ennis Road near Limerick will be used as a major centre, Treacy’s West County Hotel in Ennis is also expected to come on stream as a centre.
“I understand that HSE officials are examining the Radisson, near my home in Meelick, this week to see what work needs to be done to get it ready to operate as a vaccination centre,” said Deputy Crowe.
“This is a hugely significant step as this would be a large distribution centre where all those living in south and east Clare can be vaccinated in accordance with the government plans.
“I am hopeful that we will see this centre up and running by the end of this month.
“On top of that, Treacy’s West County Hotel in Ennis is also to be utilised as a vaccination centre, which is welcome news for those in the county town and its surrounds, as well as those in west and north Clare, who are too far from the Radisson to travel for vaccines.
“Plans for this centre are not as advanced as the Radisson but I will liaise with the HSE and Health Minister to expedite this as quickly as possible.
“I believe there will also be smaller centres where GPs will be able to administer the injections once we reach mass distribution too so I am confident that there will be plenty of options for people to get vaccinated in Clare.”