Thursday, February 25, 2021

A call has been made for the provision of a bus from Carlow town to the county’s Covid-19 vaccine centre.

Deputy Jennifer Murnane O’Connor has also suggested that the Seven Oaks Hotel should become a second vaccine centre in the county due to its proximity to Carlow town.

Speaking in the Dáil earlier this week, Deputy Murnane O’Connor pointed out to the Minister of Health that there could be an issue with people getting out to the Barrow Centre.

“Last week, the Government announced 37 vaccine centres throughout the country. While I welcome that announcement, there was a mistake regarding the Carlow centre, which was listed as the Seven Oaks Hotel. The hotel got word on the evening in question, however, that it was not to be the vaccine centre and the Barrow Centre at Carlow Institute of Technology was to be the new test centre.

“I ask the Minister to consider designating the Seven Oaks Hotel as a second test vaccine for Carlow. It is in the town and well located. Carlow IT’s Barrow Centre is also an excellent centre but it is a little outside the town. Will a bus be provided to bring people who do not have transport to the centre? I ask the Minister to consider that and to make the Seven Oaks Hotel a second vaccination centre for Carlow.”


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