The HSE says the closures of some vaccination centres this week, including both in Kerry, will have no overall impact on the volume of vaccines administered.
The national body says not all centres will need to be used every day due to current supply volumes and the vaccine mix for this week.
The vaccination hub in Killarney is closed for three days until Saturday, while the Tralee centre will also be closed tomorrow (Thursday).
The HSE says such closures are a regular part of the roll-out.
In a statement to Radio Kerry News, the HSE says due to current supply volumes and the vaccine mix for this week a small number of vaccination centres will not need to be used every day this week.
The vaccination hubs at the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre and at the Kerry Sports Academy at the MTU in Tralee will be closed tomorrow (Thursday); the Killarney centre is also closed today and Friday.
The HSE says closures will typically be in areas with multiple centres in close proximity to ensure access for people in all cases.
They say this will ensure maximisation of supply and will have no overall impact on the volume of vaccines administered; vaccination centres, GP's, hospitals and the National Ambulance Service continue to be used for vaccinations, according to the HSE.
The national body doesn’t have data outlining how many missed appointments or no shows there have been nationwide to date, but says all indications are there’s a very high take up where it has been offered so far.
They are encouraging people to attend their appointment and if that’s not possible, another appointment will be provided; the HSE says plans are in place to avoid any wastage.