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When will I be offered the vaccine?

Update 14/06/2021

Vaccinations for patients in the "Very High Risk" category (Group 4) and the "High Risk" category (Group 7) are well underway. We are contacting our patients as supplies become available and offering appointments. You can view the category breakdowns here. We are strictly following HSE guidelines and vaccinating in order of age and health condition profile, and we work within supply limits, which are outside our control. Patients over the age of 70 who require home visits are being facilitated by the National Ambulance Service and will be contacted by the HSE in due course. 

Patients aged between 40 - 69 years are asked to register on the HSE website for their vaccine, here, or by phoning 1850 24 1850. See this page for information on vaccination centres and registering, or phone 1850 24 1850. If you are a registered patient of this practice aged between 40 - 69, and have NOT received any Covid vaccine elsewhere, you can contact us to be placed on our waiting list for vaccines when a general rollout is possible. However we do recommend registering with the HSE also and availing of an appointment with them if they contact you first. If you have received your first vaccine via the HSE you will need to get your second via the HSE also.  

Even if you have been fully vaccinated, it is important to remember that you can still transmit the virus to others (but remain asymptomatic yourself), and also that vaccination is not successful in at least 5% of people.

For these reasons, if you become symptomatic, then the same advice and restrictions that were previously in place still apply.

These guidelines are being updated regularly, so please continue to check back for new information.

 

HSE info here

Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine information leaflet here 

Moderna vaccine information leaflet here 

AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) vaccine information leaflet here

Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine information leaflet here

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