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44-year-olds across Carlow and Kilkenny can register for a Covid-19 vaccine today

Appointments are set to be scheduled from the middle of the month

The HSE’s registration system for a Covid-19 vaccine opens today for people aged 40 to 44.

44-year-olds can sign up online or by phone today, 43-year-olds tomorrow, then those a year younger over subsequent days.

The health service says it expects appointments will start to be scheduled from the middle of this month.

Professor of Virology at UCD, Gerald Barry, says “The vaccination programme, in general, has been really good I think, it’s rolled out very successfully, in general, I think targeting age cohorts seems to have been the right approach in terms of speed, there have been some people who’ve slipped through the gaps and hopefully there’s a concerted effort to pick those people up but in general it’s been really high uptake, people are rolling their sleeves up and getting vaccinated and it’s really important that that continues”.

You can register via here