Phelans Covid 19 Vaccination Booster Service
Appointments for the COVID-19 booster vaccines are now available to book if you have previously received a COVID-19 vaccine course and are:
- 60 or older, or
- a healthcare worker
Please note that you should get your booster dose at least 5 months after finishing a course of COVID-19 vaccines. i.e if you are booking an appointment for the 25th of November you must have had your second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine before on or before the 25th June 2021. Please do not book an appointment if this is not the case as you will not be able to receive a vaccine.
COVID-19 vaccines are strongly recommended to protect you from serious illness caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Weak immune system
If you have a weak immune system, you may be offered an additional COVID-19 vaccine dose to give you better protection.
If you already had an additional dose, you do not need a booster dose at this time. For example, if you have had a third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.
If you had COVID-19
If you had COVID-19 since you were vaccinated, you should get your booster dose at least 6 months after your positive test result. We will not be able to vaccinate you until 6 months post COVID-19.
Which vaccine you will be offered
You will be offered a single booster dose of the:
The National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) has recommended this vaccine as a booster. You will be offered one of these even if you got a different COVID-19 vaccine previously.
For example, you will get a booster dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine even if you were first vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Why some people need a booster dose
COVID-19 infection can cause severe disease. All COVID-19 vaccines licenced in Ireland are effective at protecting you against hospitalisation and severe illness from COVID-19. But infections in people who are fully vaccinated can happen, especially in older people.
This may be because when you are older your immune system does not respond as strongly to vaccination. Protection from vaccination may weaken over time.
Infections may also be more likely because of society opening up and the spread of the more infectious Delta variant of COVID-19.
Booster dose safety
A COVID-19 vaccine booster dose has been:
- recommended by the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) in Ireland
- approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA)
There have not been any concerns about serious side effects in people who have received a booster dose so far.
If you have any concerns about getting a booster, talk to your GP, nurse, pharmacist or vaccinator.
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