The HSE will continue to administer Covid-19 vaccinations across Cavan and Monaghan over the next two weeks. The vaccine is also available to those aged 12 years and the HSE is reminding the public that teenagers aged 12 to 16 years require a parent or guardian to accompany them at clinics.
And, because there are a number of respiratory viruses - including Covid-19 - in circulation in the community, the heath authority is highlighting the importance of eligible people availing of their vaccinations to protect themselves and those around them from serious Covid-19 illness.
Meanwhile, everyone in the 18-49 years age group is eligible for their second Covid-19 booster, provided it is six months since their last vaccine or since they had a Covid-19 infection. Vaccinations are available at Drumalee GAA Club House on Wednesday the 22nd of March from 1pm to 6pm for 12 years and over; on Wednesday the 29th of March from 10am to 11.30am for 6 months to 4 years, and from 12pm to 2pm for 12 years and over; and at the Vaccination Unit in Drumalee GAA Club Car Park on Saturday the 1st of April from10am to 1pm for those aged 12 years and over.
Mobile Vaccination Units will also administer vaccines at Cavan General Hospital on Wednesday the 29th of March from 11am to 2pm for people 12 years and over; St Davnet's Campus in Monaghan on Tuesday the 21st of March from 10am to 11.30am for those aged 6 months to 4 years and from 12 to 2pm for 12 years and over; Saturday March the 25th from 10am to 1pm for those aged 12 years and over; Thursday the 30th of March from 1pm to 6pm for those aged 12 years and over; and at the Peacelink in Clones on Tuesday the 21st of March from11am to 2pm for 12 years and over.
Sinead McConnell, General Manager of the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme with the HSE Community Healthcare Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan and Sligo highlighted how Covid-19 has not gone away. "We are offering many locations throughout Cavan and Monaghan where people can get their vaccinations and we would ask that people ensure they are up to date with the Covid-19 vaccination schedule," she added.