Covid-19 vaccinations and testing continuing in the South East

The vaccines are particularly important given the recent increase in the numbers of confirmed cases of Covid-19

The HSE in the South East is continuing to urge those who are eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine or a booster and who have not yet received it to get their vaccine.

Throughout counties Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford, a total of 98 GP practices and 94 pharmacies continue to provide vaccinations.

A number of “pop up” vaccination facilities will also be utilised by the HSE in the South East, particularly in areas where Vaccination Centres have recently finished up their tenure in premises in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford and in Kilkenny (following on from completion of tenure in Carlow).

For the moment, only scheduled appointments made through the online HSE vaccination self-scheduler will be facilitated at the “pop up” locations.

The HSE continue to maintain five Covid-19 testing centres across the South East. Locations in Carlow (St Dympna’s), Kilkenny (Hebron), Waterford (Kilcohan) and Wexford (Whitemills) remain the same.

Operational from Friday July 1 next, the testing centre in Clonmel will move to a new location on the grounds of Tipperary University Hospital (Heywood Road Entrance) from where it had previously been located at Moyle Rovers GAA grounds.

All five Covid Testing Centres will continue to be open seven days per week and appointments can be made here.

The Chief Officer of HSE/South East Community Healthcare Kate Killeen White said: “As an organisation, the HSE continues to address the pandemic. As per our continued ‘You never know’ advertising campaign, we are reminding everyone as to the importance of preventing the spread of Covid-19.

“We don’t always know who’s at risk from the infection, but we do know how to protect them. We remain committed to the roll out of vaccines and boosters and encourage their take up by those eligible.”

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