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Health minister Facing Criticism Over Locations of Some Vaccine Centres

Concerns are being raised about the number of Covid-19 vaccination centres being set up in rural areas. 37 centres will be established nationally with at least one in each county.

Former Minister Michael Ring has accused Stephen Donnelly of blatant favouritism, in locating one centre in his own constituency of Greystones, which he says is on the DART line with a 30 minute trip to the Aviva vaccination Centre, while those in his own county of Mayo face a car or bus journey of up to two hours to the Castlebar centre.
Fianna Fáil's Eamonn O'Cuiv says many people in his constituency of Galway West are worried about having to travel to Galway City or Castlebar for an injection.
While, Fine Gael's Fergus O'Dowd is unhappy there is no centre in Drogheda - which has a population of around 40,000 people:
He believes it is unreasonable to ask people to go to Navan or Dundalk

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