CLARE people have been urged to book their Covid-19 booster appointment online at HSE vaccination clinics.
The Vaccination Centre in the former Outpatients’ Department at Ennis Hospital has reopened for booster vaccinations.
In a statement issued to the Clare Champion, the UL Hospitals’ Group outlined booking a booster appointment online is an easy and convenient way by selecting a time and date that suits the individual person.
People seeking a booster vaccine have also been advised to check with participating GPs and pharmacies.
People who are more than 16 weeks pregnant are also invited to book their next booster at a HSE vaccination centre or from participating GPs and Pharmacies.
The HSE and Children’s Health Ireland will shortly be inviting, through their parents, children aged five to 11 years who are immunocompromised and now due to have their first booster, following completion of their primary Covid-19 vaccine course.
People aged 50 – 54 will be offered their second booster vaccine from next week and people with long term health conditions will be offered booster vaccines shortly.
Dr Colm Henry, HSE Chief Clinical Officer said everyone aged over 55 and pregnant women, should now get their next booster dose.
“The HSE know immunity tends to reduce after a period of months following your last vaccine so this booster will give ongoing protection from serious illness, and increase immunity against infection from Covid-19.”
The HSE will continue to be active over the next few weeks in our services, in the media and online, encouraging people to come forward for these and all other relevant Covid-19 vaccines.
The HSE also strongly urges people who have not yet received a primary Covid-19 vaccine dose to consider attending one of the walk-in clinics for dose one or dose two of the vaccine, or to register for an appointment.
For more information on your next Covid-19 booster, visit www.hse.ie/covid19vaccine or call HSELive on 1800 700 700.