Cork Kerry Community Healthcare Encourage People Aged 65 And Over To Get Second COVID-19 Booster

Statement from Cork Kerry Community Healthcare

Cork Kerry Community Healthcare is reminding all those aged 65 years and over that they can still avail of their second COVID-19 booster vaccine.

Anyone due their second Covid-19 booster vaccination can book a booster appointment online. Vaccination centres in Tralee, Bantry and North Main street have appointments available to book this week for second Covid-19 booster doses.

They are encouraging everyone who has already had their first booster to get their second booster dose when they become eligible. They say this second booster will give you the best protection from serious illness caused by COVID-19.

There are still appointments available for people aged 65 and over for second booster vaccinations at their clinics and there will also be a number of  walk-in clinics available in the North Main Street Vaccination centre.

 

Kerry Vaccination Centre, Tralee (V92 HT21) 

Both walk-ins and appointments will be available for second boosters for over 65s:

Thursday July 28th:     9:15am to 1pm and 2:15pm to 4pm

Friday July 29th:          9:15am to 1pm and 2:15pm to 4pm

Appointments available to book for 1st & 2nd vaccination doses and booster vaccinations for people aged 12+ (12-15 year olds must be accompanied by a parent/guardian):

Thursday July 28th:     9:15 to 1:00pm and 2:15pm to 4:00pm

Friday July 29th:          9:15 to 1:00pm and 2:15pm to 4:00pm

 

Bantry Vaccination Centre (P75TE27) 

Both walk-ins and appointments will be available for second boosters for over 65s:

Friday July 29th:          9.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Saturday July 30th:      12.00pm to 4.00pm

Both walk-ins and appointments will be available for 1st & 2nd vaccination doses for children aged 5-11:

Saturday July 30th:      10:00am to 11:00am

Both walk-ins and appointments will be available for 1st & 2nd vaccination doses and booster vaccinations for people aged 12+ (12-15 year olds must be accompanied by a parent/guardian):

Friday July 29th:          9:00 to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Saturday July 30th:      12:00pm to 4:00pm

 

North Main Street Vaccination Centre (T12 A6WX)

Both walk-ins and appointments will be available for second boosters for over 65s:

Friday July 29th:          10.30am to 5.00pm.

Saturday July 30th:      10.30am to 5.00pm.

Both walk-ins and appointments will be available for 1st & 2nd vaccination doses for children aged 5-11:

Friday July 29th:          9.00am to 10.30am

Saturday July 30th:      9.00am to 10.30am

Both walk-ins and appointments will be available for 1st & 2nd vaccination doses and booster vaccinations for people aged 12+ (12-15 year olds must be accompanied by a parent/guardian):

 Friday July 29th:          10.30am to 5.00pm.

Saturday July 30th:      10.30am to 5.00pm.

 

The public can also continue to book appointments for other Covid-19 vaccinations for people aged five and over on hse.ie at: https://www2.hse.ie/screening-and-vaccinations/covid-19-vaccine/get-the-vaccine/covid-19-vaccine-booster-dose/

HSE Live are available to support with booking if required on Freephone: 1800 700 700.

It is important not to go to a vaccination centre if you have Covid-19; if you have symptoms of Covid-19 or if you have been told to self-isolate. It is also important to check your eligibility online on HSE.ie before you book your appointment.

Interval between first round of COVID-19 vaccination and first booster

  • If you are in the 16+ age group you need to wait three months (at least 90 days) after your first round of Covid-19 vaccination before you can get a booster. If you had Covid-19 since you were vaccinated, you should get your booster dose at least three months (at least 90 days)  after your positive test result.
  • If you are in the 12-15 age group you need to wait six months (at least 179 days) after receiving your second dose of Covid-19 vaccination before you can get a booster. If you had Covid-19 since you were vaccinated, you should get your booster dose at least six months (at least 179 days) after your positive test result.

Interval between first booster and second booster

  • If you are 65 or over, or you are aged 12 and over and have a weak immune system, you should get your second booster at least 4 months (at least 120 days) after your first booster. You can check the date of your last booster on your digital COVID-19 certificate.
  • If you have had COVID-19 since your first booster, wait at least 4 months after you tested positive or from when your symptoms started.

If you have a weak immune system

  • People aged 12 years and older who have a weak immune system have previously had one additional dose of vaccine, and were also offered a first booster dose earlier in 2022. Most people in this group are not yet due to have a second booster, and the HSE will issue SMS reminders to people in this group as their second boosters become due over the coming weeks. Clinicians will also be identifying people who have become immunocompromised recently, to be added to this group and the HSE will notify these people that they are eligible.

You can find more information about having a weak immune system and COVID-19 vaccines at https://www2.hse.ie/screening-and-vaccinations/covid-19-vaccine/get-the-vaccine/weak-immune-system/

Information is available on HSE.ie.

HSE LIVE is available to provide support with booking if required on Freephone: 1800 700 700.

 

 


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