Community Healthcare Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, Sligo - HSE advises people to "top up their protection” in Donegal

14th October 2022
HSE Media Release

The HSE is advising that Flu and COVID-19 viruses are expected to circulate this winter and are encouraging people to top up their protection.

Letterkenny COVID-19 Vaccination Centre and Buncrana pop up COVID-19 vaccination clinics are offering primary COVID-19 vaccinations and booster doses to eligible cohorts next week.

New adapted COVID-19 vaccines are now being offered as booster doses. These vaccines offer increased protection against COVID-19, including the Omicron variant. People aged 29 years and younger will be offered adapted Pfizer booster vaccines, and those aged 30 years or older will be offered adapted Moderna booster vaccines when attending for their booster vaccination in line with NIAC recommendations.

This winter both Flu and COVID-19 viruses are expected to circulate and vaccination is proven to be the best protection against these viruses. The HSE is therefore encouraging all those who are eligible to ensure their vaccinations for both Flu and COVID-19 are up to date, in order to be winter ready.

Please see following information for eligibility and COVID-19 vaccine course.
  • 65 years and older, 1st round of vaccination, 1st Booster dose, 2nd Booster dose, 3rd Booster dose
  • 50 to 64 years, 1st round of vaccination, 1st Booster dose, 2nd Booster dose
  • 12 to 49 years, (with certain long term medical conditions; residents of long-term care facilities), 1st round of vaccination, 1st Booster dose, 2nd Booster dose, 3rd Booster dose
  • Healthcare Workers, 1st round of vaccination, 1st Booster dose, 2nd Booster dose
  • 12 to 49 years, 1st round of vaccination, 1st Booster dose
  • 12 years and older (with a weak immune system), 1st round of vaccination, Additional dose, 1st Booster dose, 2nd Booster dose, 3rd Booster dose
  • Pregnancy, 1st round of vaccination, 1st Booster dose, 2nd Booster dose
  • Children 5 to 11 years, 1st round of vaccination
  • Children 5 to 11 years (with a weak immune system), 1st round of vaccination, Additional dose, 1st Booster dose
The following COVID-19 Vaccination clinics will be offered in Donegal next week:
Letterkenny COVID-19 Vaccination Centre, Building 1b IDA Business Park, Ballyraine, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, F92 FP83:

Wednesday 19th October
8.15am to 3pm - 30 years and over
3.15pm to 4.15pm - 12 to 29 years

Friday 21st October
9.15am to 4pm - 30 years and over
4.15pm to 5.15pm - 12 to 29 years

Saturday 22nd October
10.15am to 4:30pm - 30 years and over
5pm to 6.15pm - 5 to 11 years of age

COVID-19 Vaccination Pop-up Clinic at the Buncrana Primary Care Centre, Buncrana, Co Donegal, F93 E12W

Friday 21st October
11am to 5.15pm - 30 years and over

Saturday 22nd October
11am to 5.15pm - 30 years and over and 12 to 29 years

You can book your COVID-19 vaccine appointment online or you can walk-in to the centre. There are different times offered for different age cohorts, therefore please ensure you book or walk-in to the correct clinic for your age.

Book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment - Book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment for your booster, dose 1 or dose 2. Find out what you need to book online.

Acting Operational Site Manager for Letterkenny COVID-19 Vaccination Centre, Shona Gallagher said “Vaccination is proven to be the best protection against COVID-19 viruses. The HSE is encouraging people to top up their protection for the winter months ahead by getting their next COVID-19 vaccination dose at any of the upcoming Donegal COVID-19 vaccination clinics”

Last updated on: 14 / 10 / 2022