Breaffy House Resort will be the community vaccination centre for Mayo.
Confirmation of the location was given on Monday, by the Minster for Health, Stephen Donnelly.
Breaffy House Resort is one of 37 community vaccination centres that have been established across the country. The 37 centres have been confirmed by the HSE, with at least one in every county.
These centres will support the vaccination of the general population in a safe and efficient manner. While currently vaccines are being administered in healthcare settings and by GPs, many people will be offered their vaccination in these centres, having self-registered online.
All of the centres vary in size and operating hours and have been selected based on population density, ease of access, transport and parking. The design and layout of the centres also incorporates learnings from the COVID-19 swabbing centres. It is important to note that the centres will be of different sizes and operating hours will be based on vaccine supply and catchment area need.
Minister Donnelly said: “I would like to thank the HSE for their ongoing work in developing these vaccination centres across the country. These centres will be ready well in advance of vaccine supply when they will be used as part of our programme. People can expect to see these vaccination centres ready and waiting in their county.
"We have always said the vaccination programme would only be limited by the availability and reliability of supply in these early stages of the programme. In the coming months, supply will increase substantially and we will see these centres operating to full capacity and administering vaccines to the general population, following the Government priority list."
Mayo Fianna Fáil Senator, Lisa Chambers, has welcomed the news that Breaffy House Resort will be one of the 37 mass vaccination centres in the Country.
Senator Chambers said: “This is very welcome news, it’s great that the people of Mayo will be serviced with their very own mass vaccination centre. The opening times and running of the centre will depend on vaccine supply and the catchment area and those details will be made available in the coming weeks.
"It is a positive step towards the roll-out of the vaccine across our island and I want to thank the Minister for Health and the HSE for all their hard work in getting these centres up and running.”
She continued: "As it stands, vaccines are currently being administered in healthcare settings and GP surgeries. However once these centers are open, many people will be offered their vaccination in these centres after self-registering online.
"In the coming months, supply will increase substantially and we will see these centres operating to full capacity and administering vaccines to the general population, following the Government priority list," she said.