HSE/SECH Media Statement
27th January, 2023
New COVID-19 Vaccination Centre in Carlow and HSE’s mobile COVID-19 booster vaccination clinic to visit SETU campus, Carlow
From tomorrow Saturday 28th of January, the HSE/South East Community Healthcare will be operating a COVID-19 primary and booster vaccination clinic at St. Dympnna’s Hospital in Carlow (Eircode R93 X7TV).
Appointments for the Carlow centre can be made via the HSE web site and its opening times will be detailed there too. The Carlow Centre will be open from 8.30am to 4pm on Saturday 28th of January and at the same times again on Tuesday 31st.
In another initiative, the HSE will be on site at South East Technological University (SETU) Carlow Campus over the next three weeks to offer COVID-19 primary and booster vaccinations to students and staff.
The HSE’s South East Community Healthcare vaccination team will have their mobile unit in place outside the Barrow Centre, SETU/Carlow from 10am to 4pm on three dates: Thursday 2nd of February, Tuesday 7th of February and Wednesday 22nd of February.
The mobile clinic operates on a “walk in, no appointment necessary” basis. Those wishing to avail of the vaccine are asked to bring photographic ID with them.
Promoting the SETU/Carlow mobile clinic, Gillian Buggy (Acting General Manager/Vaccinations, HSE/South East Community Healthcare) says:
“There are high levels of respiratory viruses, including COVID-19, in circulation in the community. Therefore it’s important that all eligible people avail of COVID-19 booster to protect themselves and those around them from serious COVID-19 illness. All people in the 18-49 years age group are eligible for their second COVID-19 booster, provided it is six months since their last vaccine or since they had a COVID-19 infection. You can check the number of COVID-19 vaccines you have already received and the date of your last COVID-19 vaccine on your digital COVID-19 certificate.”
“HSE/South East Community Healthcare is bringing our mobile vaccination unit to SETU/Carlow to make vaccination as readily available as possible. COVID-19 vaccinations also continue to be offered by appointment at centres in Carlow, Clonmel, Enniscorthy, Kilkenny and Waterford – in addition to participating pharmacies and GPs.”
“We would encourage everyone to top up their protection against COVID-19 as soon as possible.”
Last updated on: 27 / 01 / 2023