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HSE Advises Cork And Kerry People Planning To Get COVID-19 Spring Booster To Do So Before Summer Pause Of Vaccination Programme   

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05:48 16 Jun 2023

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The HSE is advising the public that the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme is set to pause over the summer months. Anyone in Cork and Kerry who are now considering a booster dose should do so in the coming days.

This ensures that people who are at highest risk of severity of illness from COVID-19 will have the recommended minimum of three months interval in advance of them becoming eligible for their Autumn/ Winter booster.

From this week on, the community vaccination centres will wind down. Larger vaccination centres are now being scaled back and a new vaccination model will be in place for an Autumn/Winter Programme in line with WHO, and NIAC recommendations.


Walk-ins are welcome at:


North Main Street Vaccination Centre, North Main Street, Cork City, T12 A6WX on:

· Monday, 19th June: 8:10am-11:30am (12+)

· Tuesday, 20th June: 8:10am-11:30am (12+)


Bantry Vaccination Centre, Newtown, Bantry, Co. Cork, P75 H304

· Friday, 23rd June: 10:00 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 16:00 (12+) and 09:00 – 10:00 ( for 5-11)

· Friday, 30th June: 13:00 – 15:00 (12+),  15:00 – 15:30 (5-11), and 15:30 – 16:00 (6mths – 4 yrs)


Kerry Vaccination Centre, Borg Warner, Monavalley, Tralee, Co. Kerry, V92 HT21

· Wednesday, 21st June: 9:15 – 13:15 & 14:00 – 15:30 (12+)


Dr Colm Henry, HSE Chief Clinical Officer, said: “From the end of this week our community vaccination centres will start to wind down with the exception of a small number of clinics over the summer, mainly for the 6 months to 4 years and 5-11 years children’s programme. Participating GPs and Pharmacists will continue to provide COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant women and primary courses and first boosters for those aged 12 years and older. Eligible people aged 70+ or with a weak immune system may still be considering their Spring booster and those who have not yet received any vaccines may be considering getting their first doses - if they intend to travel, ahead of their summer holidays, or if they intend to meeting up with family and friends who may be at higher risk from COVID-19. I would advise anyone who is eligible for a Spring booster or a primary course of COVID-19 vaccines and who is considering getting vaccinated, to do so in the coming days.”


A booster dose will be offered in autumn if you are:

•        age 50 and older

•        age 5 or older with a weak immune system

•        age 5 to 49 with a condition that puts you at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19

•        a healthcare worker


People’s immunity weakens over time, especially in older people. This latest booster will keep you protected from serious illness and boost your immunity against infection from COVID-19. Vaccines are proven to your best protection against serious illness from COVID-19.

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