THE Health Service Executive has thanked the GAA community in Kerry and Cork for their support for the Covid-19 vaccination roll-out.
Vaccinations are now underway in both counties for people aged between 60 and 69 who have registered.
The GAA has pledged to support anyone who needs help with the registration process to make sure that all clubs have details of the online and phone registration options
Kerry GAA County Board chairman Tim Murphy said the GAA has been glad to help communities in any way possible throughout the pandemic and will continue that support during the vaccination roll-out.
“We’ll be sharing details of how to register with all of our clubs in the hope that they will encourage their members to register when asked to do so,” he said.
Michael Fitzgerald, the Chief Officer of Cork Kerry Community Healthcare, thanked the GAA organisations in both counties for their ongoing support.
“All of our communities have had a difficult time during the crisis caused by Covid-19 and the GAA has played a central role in supporting those communities,” he said.
“We have had unstinting support from the GAA whenever we have needed. Not only have we had access to GAA facilities when needed, clubs and members have done huge work to make sure that everyone in their community is supported,” Mr Fitzgerald stated.
To register for the vaccination online, you will need your PPS number, Eircode, a mobile phone number and an email address.
The 60 to 69 age-group are receiving their Astra Zeneca vaccine at one of the new HSE vaccination centres, including Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre.
Online registration at hse.ie is fast and easy and telephone support is available on 1850-24-1850 fro, 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.