The Weekend Starts Here


This morning.

The first walk-in Covid-19 vaccination centres, operating over the bank holiday weekend, open today.


Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Damien McCallion [HSE’s National Director and Lead for the Vaccination Programme] said an aim of the walk-in centres is to encourage more uptake of vaccines when people may not be in their home county, and can avail of the vaccine elsewhere.

“You can go to any clinic, it is for the Pfizer vaccine and opens today with all times and centres listed online,” he said.

He said if people avail of a vaccine while on holidays this weekend, they will be offered a second dose closer to their home address in the weeks ahead.

Clinics will work to designated times, and 16-17 year olds do not require parental consent to be vaccinated.

First walk-in Covid-19 vaccination centres open (RTÉ)




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32 thoughts on “The Weekend Starts Here

    1. Micko

      Apparently, over 16’s do not need parental consent for most medical procedures.

      Weird eh? As you say Janet. Why not everything else?

    2. Nilbert

      That awkward moment when the only contribution you can make is completely irrelevant, and yet you must make that contribution.

      1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

        oh I regularly don’t let other people’s opinions/ judgy heads stop me Nil :)

        1. Nilbert

          You certainly don’t! And isn’t that the spice of life?
          Its only the internet after all, no-one is listening to anybody else.

  1. freewheeling

    “You can go to any clinic, it is for the Pfizer vaccine”

    Of course it is; they’re contracted to taking millions more of these jabs – and Pfizer ain’t taking the back. Gotta find somewhere to flush ’em.

    A timely reminder of the then “safe” swine flu debacle Bodger, and how that worked out, and where this one is headed too.

    Depressing that kids will be allowed take this one too. We learn nothing.

    1. f_lawless
      This is a must-read thread on the Swine Flue debacle, sourcing news articles from the time and also a subsequent investigation which was published in the British Medical Journal. History repeating itself?

      “Reflecting on this thread, which took me 40 mins to research, it’s sad that I, a nobody, had to write it.
      Not one Irish journalist has had the wit or backbone to look into it and none of them will dare ask the CMO or the HSE why on earth we should trust them with our kids again.”

      1. SOQ

        I did read recently that the contracts from Pfizer have a clause that even if an alternative treatment for CoVid-19 is found, each country is legally bound to take all, as agreed.

        I’ll try and dig it out.

  2. Liam

    um… there are settlements for medical mistakes and accidents every week – the only logical conclusion is to demolish all the hospitals and imprison all doctors in a vast internment camp in Roscommon. Then we can get back to treating disease with prayer and leeches, as God intended.

    1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

      yes because we must always see the polar opposite as the only solution to any argument

    2. Termagant

      Sure. But if you’re going in for surgery, and you vouchsafe to someone that you’re worried about the risks, they usually say something like “Well you know there’s always a danger, but you’ll be better off with the procedure than without”, not “You’re a ridiculous paranoid tinfoil-hat wearer, you’re anti-science and probably racist”.

  3. Joe

    Bodger do you not get bored posting anti vaccination twitter/facebook links on every post you put up about the superb public health vaccination program that is saving lives across every shade of people and politics worldwide?

    You have turned Broadsheet into an anti vaxx echo chamber as you insinuate and constantly link and echo false misinformation twitter/facebook feeds on every post about vaccination

    Some have a lack of critical thinking and are gullible as evidenced by some posters on Broadsheet, a tiny amount of them will fail to get vaccinated, continuing the pandemic longer than necessary resulting in more sickness and deaths.

    If you ever experienced being in a covid ward and having a loved one being treated in hospital or ICU and witnessed the amazing and selfless work the medical profession do I doubt you would be insinuating and promoting the constant anti vaxx nonsense

    If you genuinely believe in the anti-vaxx/conspiracy nonsense you really need to talk to a health professional and see what they have to say about the other side of the coin.

    1. Bodger

      You have turned Broadsheet into an anti vaxx echo chamber

      Despite all evidence to the contrary.

      1. Chris

        This is the only site I can find credibly re-posting these false equivalencies in editorial format, prevalently on a daily basis. Yesterday you called out actual teenagers, called them out and mocked them here by name, for inoculating themselves, in a pandemic. Now you are trolling this person, Joe, for bothering to make a reasoned and sensible comment.
        There’s been some odd behavior on this site, some brazen comments, I’ve even had to consider my own behavior at times but you need to have a look at yourself at the moment my friend.

      1. Micko

        dav. What is “q “ to you?

        I’ve asked this question before here and I was just sent down this crazy rabbit hole of mad conspiracy stuff about it’s existence.

        So maybe you can enlighten me.

        Is there any proof that it even exists? And if it does. What percentage of the Irish population would you think are into it or believe it?

        Also, what are their actual beliefs?

        And if they are loads of them – what do we do about it? Imprison them? Murder them? Eat them?

        Soylent Q anyone? ;)

        1. Daisy Chainsaw

          What do we do about it?

          We point and laugh when they turn up for their rallies every other week.

          1. Micko

            “We point and laugh”

            On the internet. Yes that tactic always seems to work tremendously…

            Same questions to you too Daisy.

            If this Q stuff is really such an issue and an immediate danger in Ireland, what are you doing about it?

            Have you even written to a TD perhaps about your concerns?

          2. dav

            What is q to me?
            it reminds me that even though we live in an era where we have such quick and immediate access to such vasts amount of information – we still have to explain to people that the earth is NOT flat.

          3. Micko

            Ok, dav. Getting somewhere.

            I’m not really understanding your answer though.

            Do Q followers believe the Earth is flat? What is the connection?

            Do you think anyone here on BS believes that the Earth is flat?

            What is Qanon exactly to you? IS this a good definition?


            “At its heart, QAnon is a wide-ranging, completely unfounded theory that says that President Trump is waging a secret war against elite Satan-worshipping paedophiles in government, business and the media.”

          4. Micko

            “ Why would I write to my TD about a group of ratlicker conspiraloons?”

            So they’re (Qanon) not dangerous then? So why are you always going on about them?

            I really don’t understand you guys.

            Is it because you don’t like their beliefs? I’m not a fan of people who push homeopathy or psychic frauds scamming people, but I don’t go on about them everyday.

            With you guys it’s an everyday “go to” subject. They’re all racists, bigots, monsters, Qanon, Trump lovers etc

            Very odd position you have.

            Daisy, be honest – is a ratlicker conspiraloon just someone who doesn’t agree with you?

            And, is it an easy way for you to deal with these people, just to place them in a little labelled mental box and then pat yourself on the back about how smart you are that you don’t think the world is flat?

            Is that it?

          5. Daisy Chainsaw

            Irish Qloons aren’t dangerous like their ‘Murican counterparts because they don’t have access to assault rifles for sale in every Mace and Centra. They’re village idiots looking for a day out with all the other village idiots so they can show off their tinfoil hats.

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