MANAGER: Marie Flynn, Director of Nursing at Killarney Community Hospital, has been appointed the manager of the Tralee Vaccination Centre. Photo: Don MacMonagle

By Sean Moriarty

Both Cork Kerry Community Healthcare and the South/Southwest Hospital Group are working behind the scenes to open the Killarney Vaccination Centre as soon as possible following the opening of the Tralee centre this week.


Health officials were unable to put an exact date on the opening of the Killarney Centre which will be based in Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre off the Michael D O’Shea Roundabout on the Bypass Road.

“It all depends on the availability of vaccines,” a Cork Kerry Community Healthcare official told the Killarney Advertiser. “I don’t want to put a date on it, only for something to happen, and the date turns out to be incorrect.”

Tralee’s vaccination centre was officially opened at Munster Technological University North Campus on Tuesday.

The Tralee centre is managed by Marie Flynn who is also the Director of Nursing at Killarney Community Hospital.

Cork Kerry Community Healthcare will announce the manager of the Killarney centre just ahead of its official opening. Marie will remain in charge in Tralee and will not be transferred to the Killarney centre.