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'Historic day' as thousands of 12 to 15 year-olds get their Covid vaccinations at Citywest


Thousands of 12 to 15 year-olds and their guardians queued in rainy conditions outside Citywest Vaccination Centre to receive their Covid-19 vaccines. Prof Chris Fitzpatrick, Clinical Lead at Citywest Vaccination Centre described it as a 'historic day' and an iconic moment which 'represents the reopening of the country'

Thousands of 12 to 15 year-olds and their guardians queued in rainy conditions outside Citywest Vaccination Centre to receive their Covid-19 vaccines.

Prof Chris Fitzpatrick, Clinical Lead at Citywest Vaccination Centre described it as a 'historic day' and an iconic moment which "represents the reopening of the country".

The vaccine rollout for 12 to 15 year olds will continue this weekend, with more than 75,000 young people registered in the first 48 hours.

The vaccination for the age group began yesterday after the portal opened for registration earlier in the week.

On Twitter this morning, Mr Reid said that he witnessed many parents and their children attending a vaccination centre in Carrick on Shannon in Co. Leitrim.

“Children have sacrificed so much in this pandemic too and they have shown maturity beyond their years. Vaccinations are our way out of this awful period,” he said.

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