Get your COVID-19 “Spring booster” Vaccination at HSE centres (including new location in Clonmel) and participating GPs and pharmacies in the South East

The HSE is reminding everyone aged 70 or older and those aged 12 years or older with a weak immune system and who have not received their COVID-19 Spring booster vaccine to get it as soon as possible.  

Vaccines are available at the HSE’s five Vaccination Centres across the South East, including its facility which has relocated to new premises in Clonmel (at St. Luke’s Hospital, Western Rd., Clonmel, Co. Tipperary E91 PR83). The HSE’s Clonmel Vaccination Centre had previously operated at the Clonmel Park Hotel from March 2021 until it moved to premises at the Gortnafleur Business Park in Clonmel in February 2022 and finished up there at the end of March 2023.

A number of GP Practices and Pharmacies across counties Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford continue to provide COVID-19 vaccinations. Pharmacy information is available at  

Vaccinations are continuing to be delivered by the HSE to those who are homebound and residents of long stay residential care centres.

To get an appointment for your COVID-19 vaccine at a HSE vaccination centre you can book via , call HSE Live on (1800) 700 700 or present at walk in-facilities detailed on the HSE web site at

Derval Howley (Head of Service/Health and Wellbeing, HSE/South East Community Healthcare) says:

“Vaccines are proven to your best protection against serious illness from COVID-19. If you haven’t had your COVID-19 Spring booster yet, you’re at risk. We know people’s immunity weakens over time, especially in older people. One of the strongest risk factors is age. This latest booster will keep them protected from serious illness and boost their immunity against infection from COVID-19. We aim to complete this COVID-19 Spring booster programme by the end of May and we are urging everyone eligible to take up this opportunity to provide themselves with this protection by getting vaccinated at this time. You can do this by going along to one of our walk-in vaccination clinics or getting a Spring booster vaccine at participating pharmacies or GPs.”

“I would like to thank everyone who availed of the Clonmel Centres and other facilities in the South East to get vaccinated to protect themselves, their families and their loved ones and their communities. Current Site Manager in Clonmel Martina Reck, her predecessor Jayne Browne and their colleagues have done a brilliant job along the way.”

Dr. Carmel Mullaney (Consultant in Public Health Medicine and Area Director HSE’s Public Health Dept./Area C serving the South East) added:

“While welcoming the recent statement by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General that COVID-19 no longer constitutes a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) but remains an established and ongoing health issue, work continues to be required to manage the ongoing impact of COVID-19 in Ireland and globally.

“The HSE strongly encourages everyone who is eligible to come forward for a COVID-19 Spring booster, as we know the importance of vaccination. A further campaign will be delivered by the HSE in the Autumn, in line with the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) advice, to ensure we protect vulnerable people as we head into the winter.”

“Anyone aged five or older with a weak immune system (immunocompromised) are being offered a COVID-19 Spring booster. This group is at higher risk of severe disease from COVID-19 and includes cancer patients, transplant patients, people living with chronic kidney disease and those on dialysis. The booster will help keep them protected against COVID-19. Those under 12 can be vaccinated at our vaccination centres by appointment only. Residents of long-term care facilities for older adults are also currently being vaccinated by HSE mobile vaccination teams.”

“We are also encouraging those who haven’t had a primary COVID-19 vaccine, those who haven’t had a first booster or those who are pregnant to come forward for their booster dose.”

Last updated on: 16 / 05 / 2023