17th August 2023
Community Healthcare Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, Sligo
COVID-19 Children’s vaccination clinics for those aged 6 months to 11 years continue in Cavan Monaghan
Vaccination clinics for children aged six months to four years and five to eleven years are continuing in Cavan Monaghan.
Primary and first booster clinics for those 12 years and over will wrap up until the autumn this week, while clinics for children will continue.
COVID-19 vaccines are recommended by the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) for children aged 6 months to 4 years who have a health condition that puts them at high risk of severe illness if they get COVID-19.
For all children in this age group, the recommendation of NIAC is that the benefits of vaccination are greater than the risks from the vaccine, meaning this age group can be offered the vaccine.
The benefits include avoiding getting COVID-19, and extra protection from the rare risks of serious illness from COVID-19.
Vaccinating children could also reduce transmission to others in the household, for example, those with a weak immune system. Children who are vaccinated will be less likely to miss school and other activities because of COVID-19.
This age will need three doses of the vaccine for the best possible protection against COVID-19. Your child will get their second dose three weeks after the first dose, followed by a third dose eight weeks after the second dose.
COVID-19 vaccines are also strongly recommended by the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) for children aged 5 to 11 years who:
• have a health condition that puts them at high risk of severe illness if they get COVID-19
• live with a younger child or adult who is at risk of severe illness if they get COVID-19 e.g. another child with complex medical needs, or an immunocompromised adult For all children in this age group, the recommendation of NIAC is that the benefits of vaccination are greater than the risks from the vaccine.
They will need two doses of the vaccine for the best possible protection against COVID-19. Children will get their second dose eight weeks after the first dose.
Sinead McConnell, General Manager, COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, CH CDLMS said “We are encouraging parents/guardians of those aged 6 months to four years and those aged 5 to 11 years in Cavan Monaghan to take advantage of the opportunity to get their children vaccinated in the coming weeks. Appointments can be made online at https://www2.hse.ie/screening-and-vaccinations/covid-19-vaccine/get-the-vaccine/booking/”
Children’s COVID-19 clinics will take place in Cavan Monaghan at the below times:
Cavan Monaghan COVID-19 Vaccination Base, St. Davnet’s Campus, Monaghan, H18 ED80
Friday August 18th
10am to 11am- 6 months to 4 years
11am to 12pm- 5 years to 11 years
Ballinagh Health Centre, Ballinagh, Co. Cavan, H12RK12
Friday August 25th
10.30am to 11.30am- 6 months to 4 years
11.30am to 12.30pm- 5 years to 11 years
Need information and advice on COVID-19? Go to www.hse.ie/coronavirus