Michael Lowry Says Tipperary People Should Be Allowed Inter-County Vaccinations

Deputy Michael Lowry

Deputy Michael Lowry has said that people from Co. Tipperary must be allowed to cross into other counties in order to be vaccinated. It was confirmed on Monday that two vaccination centres will serve Tipperary in the rollout of Covid-19 vaccinators; one in the Abbey Court in Nenagh, and the other in Clonmel Park Hotel.

Deputy Lowry said “Tipperary is bordered by no less than eight other counties, and a significant number of people will find themselves closer to vaccination centres in neighboring counties, and should not be prevented from attending these centres […] I am concerned that vaccine centres in neighbouring counties could exclude people outside their GP catchment, the county where they are based or outside the relevant community health area. This would be totally unacceptable,and cause unnecessary difficulty for people accessing the Covid vaccine”.