Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said pharmacies will begin administering the Janssen vaccine from next Monday 5th July to people in the 18-34 age bracket. This is good news for Arklow residents with three locations in the town set to offer the service.
The three locations are ;
Adrian Dunne Pharmacy, 40-41 Main Street (0402 324456)
Boots Bridgewater Shopping Centre (0402 24273)
Laura Armstrong Life Pharmacy (0402 44155)
Mr Donnelly went on to say;
“From Monday 12 July, there will be an online option as well, so when you go to the online portal you now be able to say yes I’m 18-34, I appreciate I will be getting a mRna vaccine in the future, but I actually what I want to do is opt, mainly for AstraZeneca vaccine through the vaccine centre, there will be some Janssen as well, but mainly AstraZeneca through the vaccine centre.”
“So they can be vaccinated earlier. 18 to 34 can now be vaccinated one to two months earlier which is a huge benefit for them and society in the face of this Delta surge.”