HSE Media Statement

  • CHO Area 1 (Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan and Sligo)

HSE CHO1 Home Vaccination Service Update

The Home Vaccination programme aims to provide access to COVID-19 vaccinations to people who present with very high risk or high risk medical conditions and who are housebound i.e. they are unable to leave their home at all, or require significant assistance to leave the house due to illness, frailty, surgery, mental ill health or nearing end of life.

This vaccination pathway is open to those individuals who, due to their housebound status, have been unable to access COVID-19 vaccinations in GP clinics, HSE COVID-19 Vaccination Centres (CVCs), pharmacies, acute hospital vaccination clinics or other Vaccination Administration Locations (VALs). Referrals can be submitted to the Regional CHO Vaccination Team/Home Vaccination Team by the following:

  • General Practitioner –
  • Residential Care Facility Person in Charge –
  • Nominated CHO lead for the CHO Primary Care Service –
  • Nominated CHO lead for the CHO Disability Service –
  • Nominated CHO lead for the CHO Mental Health Service –
  • Nominated CHO lead for the CHO Older Persons Service –
  • Person in Charge in Long Term Residential Care Facilities in the CHO area.

Please note referrals will not be accepted from any other referral source.

The Home Vaccination Team commenced phase 2 of vaccinating people who are housebound across CHO1 (Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan and Sligo) last week and will get to everyone on the list over the coming weeks. There is a strict criteria for inclusion in this service and in the first instance people should contact their GP to see if they are eligible for referral. Referrals will only be accepted once this criterion is met and verified by referring clinicians/service. COVID-19 vaccinations will not proceed for individuals inappropriately referred under this programme

If accepted, those eligible will receive a call in advance of vaccination day giving them the date of vaccination and expected arrival time of the Housebound Team.