HSE advises people to get their recommended Flu and COVID-19 vaccinations ahead of the festive period

 2 December 2022

Community Healthcare Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, Sligo

The HSE is advising people to get vaccinated against Flu and COVID-19 ahead of the festive period to ensure they are protected.  Protection from previous vaccines or from COVID-19 infection decreases over time and your next COVID-19 vaccine will help protect you from serious illness in the months ahead. If you've had COVID-19 recently, you must wait 4 months before booking your vaccine appointment.

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

Ballymote Primary Care Centre, Earlsfield, Ballymote, F56 PK88 is offering vaccination appointments next week as follows:

Monday 5 December

10:15am to 4pm - 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 next week as follows:

Wednesday 7 December

8:30am to 1:30pm - 12 years and over

2:15pm to 4pm - 12 years and over

Friday 9 December

10:30am to 1:30pm – 12 years and over

2:15pm to 6pm - 12 years and over

Saturday 10 December

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 Carrick on Shannon Primary and Mental Health Care Centre, Carrick on Shannon, Leitrim, N41 E3C9, is offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments next week as follows:

Tuesday 6 December

10:30am to 1pm - 12 years and over

1:30pm to 3:30pm - 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 next week as follows:

Thursday 8 December

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 “The HSE is urging people to “top up their protection” ahead of the festive period and get their next recommended COVID-19 vaccination at any of the upcoming clinics across Sligo and Leitrim.”

ENDS

Last updated on: 05 / 12 / 2022