Flu and COVID-19 vaccines give necessary immune system top-up, advise HSE

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21 November 2022

HSE Media Release

Community Healthcare Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, Sligo

Flu and COVID-19 vaccines give necessary immune system top-up, advise HSE

The HSE is advising that Flu and COVID-19 vaccines give your immune system the top-up it needs to help protect you from serious illness and encourage everyone to avail of them in order to protect themselves and those around them from serious illness this winter. 

Sligo and Leitrim COVID-19 Vaccination Centres and Pop up mobile clinics are offering primary vaccinations and adapted bivalent booster doses to eligible cohorts.  These new adapted bivalent vaccines offer increased protection against COVID-19 and the Omicron variant. 

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

Flu and COVID-19 viruses are now circulating in our communities and as they are different viruses you will need two vaccines to be protected against both.

Getting the Flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, your family, colleagues and our health services. To book your Flu vaccine and to check if you are one of the eligible groups please contact your GP or check with your local pharmacy.  You can also check which pharmacy is delivering flu vaccines via the pharmacy finder: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/flu/pharmacies-flu/ 

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
  • 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 -11 years, 1st round of vaccination
  • Children 5 -11 years (with a weak immune system), 1st round of vaccination, Additional dose, 1st Booster dose

Pop up mobile clinic at Tubbercurry Health Centre, Teeling Street, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo. F91 PD27, is offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments this week as follows:

Wednesday 23 November

10am to 1pm – 12 years and over

Pop up mobile clinic at Enniscrone Primary Care Centre, Nephin Drive, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo F26 R8X3, is offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments this week as follows:

Friday 25 November

10am to 3:30pm – 12 years and over

Sligo COVID-19 Vaccination Centre is located on Cleveragh Road, Sligo, Co. Sligo F91 W2KH (behind Londis) is offering vaccination appointments this week as follows:

Wednesday 23 November

8:30am to 1:30pm - 12 years and over

2:15pm to 4pm - 12 years and over

Friday 25 November

10:30am to 1:30pm – 12 years and over

2:15pm to 6pm - 12 years and over

Saturday 26 November

8:30am to 12:30am - 12 years and over

1pm to 2:30pm - 12 years and over

3pm to 4pm - 5 to 11 years of age

Pop up mobile clinic at Manorhamilton Primary Care Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim F91 Y264, is offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments this week as follows:

Thursday 24 November

1:45pm to 4pm - 12 years and over

Leitrim COVID-19 Vaccination Centre is located in North West Business and Technology Park, Castlecarra Road, Carrick on Shannon, N41 D7P3 is offering vaccination appointments this week as follows:

Thursday 24 November

9:30am to 1pm - 12 years and over

1:30pm to 5:30pm - 12 years and over

6pm to 7pm – 5 - 11 years of age

Sinead McConnell, General Manager, COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, CH CDLMS said “Vaccination offers the best protection against COVID-19 infection and illness.  We are urging people to “top up their protection” this winter and get their next recommended COVID-19 vaccination at any of the upcoming clinics in Sligo and Leitrim.”

Last updated on: 21 / 11 / 2022