HSE advises vaccination against Flu and COVID-19 across Cavan Monaghan

28 October 2022

The HSE is advising that Flu and COVID-19 viruses are now circulating in communities

It also advises as these are two different viruses you will need two different vaccines. Four pop up COVID-19 clinics across Cavan and Monaghan will be offering primary vaccinations and adapted bivalent mRNA booster doses to eligible cohorts next week.

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/ 

New adapted COVID-19 vaccines are now being offered as booster doses. These vaccines offer increased protection against COVID-19, including the Omicron variant. 

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,
  • 2 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
The following POP up COVID-19 Vaccination clinics will be offered in Cavan and Monaghan next week:
Drumalee GAA Clubhouse, St. Felim's Park, Drumalee, Cavan, H12 DY88.
Tuesday 1 November 2022

10:30am - 1pm and 1:45 - 4pm - 12 years and over

The Old Courthouse, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan, A82F1WE.
Friday 4 November       

10:30am - 1pm and 1:45 - 4pm - 12 years and over

St Joseph's Pastoral Centre, Broad Rd, Mullaghmonaghan, Co. Monaghan, H18 VK77
Wednesday 2 November        

10:30am - 1pm, 1:45 - 4pm - 12 years and over

Primary Healthcare Centre, Oriel Rd, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, A81 C642
Saturday 5 November   

10am – 2:45pm 12 years and over (either full stop or semicolon)

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.

Operational Site Manager for Cavan and Monaghan COVID-19 Vaccination Services Paula Loughran said “Vaccination is proven to offer significant protection against COVID-19 illness and infection.  We are urging 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.”

ENDS

Last updated on: 28 / 10 / 2022