COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 is a highly infectious disease which can cause serious illness, hospitalisation and even death.  The COVID-19 vaccine will offer you protection from COVID-19. If you do catch COVID-19 after vaccination, you should be protected from the serious illness the virus can sometimes cause.  The vaccine is not mandatory. But we strongly recommend that you get the vaccine as soon as it is available to you.  For the latest information on the vaccine please visit the HSE COVID-19 Vaccine Information Centre.

HSE COVID-19 Vaccine Information Centre

HSE Update 16th April 2021: COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

The vaccination programme continues to be rolled out nationwide, and as of 13th April 1,094,964 vaccines have been administered in Ireland. While we have largely completed vaccinations for the first 2 allocation groups, we are still working to vaccinate these groups:

Group 3
Vaccination of people aged 70 and over continues by GPs, who are now largely vaccinating the group aged 70 to 74.  Our National Ambulance Service is also providing vaccines to people aged 70 and over who cannot leave home to be vaccinated.

Group 4
Vaccinations, for people aged 16-69 with certain health conditions that put them at very high risk is underway. 76,331 vaccines were administered to people in Group 4 as of Tuesday, 13th April. Our hospital and healthcare teams continue to work to identify, contact and vaccinate people in Group 4. GPs will be vaccinating people in Group 4 who are not regularly in contact with hospitals.

Because of the recent changes in recommendations about the AstraZeneca vaccine, people aged under 60 in this group will now be offered an mRNA vaccine.

For now, people in this group don’t need to take any action. We understand that people are waiting to hear about the timing of their vaccine – your hospital, health service, or your GP will contact you when your vaccine is ready. This will continue over the next few weeks.

Group 5 and 6 – from yesterday, Thursday the 15th April, people aged between 65 and 69 can register for their COVID-19 vaccine online. we are asking people to register on different days depending on their age:

Registration dates and age groups

  • Friday, 16 April – people aged 68 should register
  • Saturday, 17 April – people aged 67 should register
  • Sunday, 18 April – people aged 66 should register
  • Monday, 19 April – people aged 65 should register

REGISTER HERE FOR YOUR VACCINE

People in this age group who are registering online will need their Personal Public Service Number (PPSN), their Eircode, an email address or a mobile phone number.

A friend or family member can help If someone is finding it difficult to go online and register or they can ring HSELive for support on 1850 24 1850 or 01 240 8787 from 8am to 8pm, 7 days.

Once registered, the person will receive their vaccine appointment for the AstraZeneca  vaccine at a HSE Vaccination Centre. Appointment will start from Thursday, 22nd April.

You can read more about the AstraZeneca Vaccine and its safety and effectiveness at this link –  https://www2.hse.ie/screening-and-vaccinations/covid-19-vaccine/astrazeneca/overview.html

You can read more information about these updates on this page dedicated to the vaccine rollout – https://www2.hse.ie/screening-and-vaccinations/covid-19-vaccine/rollout/rollout.html

HSE Update 01 April 2021: COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

Group 4 vaccinations, for people aged 16-69 with certain health conditions that put them at very high risk is underway. Our hospital and healthcare teams continue to work to identify, contact and vaccinate people in Group 4. For now, people in this groups don’t need to take any action.

Update on vaccinations for Group 4 (very high risk) and Group 7 (high risk)

Starting in April, GPs will be vaccinating some people in Group 4 who are not regularly in contact with hospitals, and subsequently people in Group 7, those at high risk from COVID-19.  GPs will make contact with patients in due course, for now people don’t need to take any action.

Vaccinations for Group 5 (people aged 65-69 at high risk) and Group 6 (people aged 65-69)

Vaccines will be provided to all people aged 65-69 through HSE vaccination centres, starting later in April. People will be invited to register online soon, using public information and news media.

You can read more information about these updates on vaccinations for people in high risk groups on this page dedicated to the vaccine rollout – Rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in Ireland

Update to Vaccination Allocation Groups

The Government has this week approved an update to the COVID-19 Vaccination Allocation Strategy. This strategy sets out the groups to be prioritised for vaccination to best achieve the vaccination programme’s objectives of preventing serious illness, hospitalisation and death. It is based on clinical, scientific and ethical frameworks produced by the National Immunisation Advisory Committee and the Department of Health. For further information please visit – Provisional Vaccine Allocation Groups

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