Phelans Covid 19 Vaccination Booster Service
Appointments for the COVID-19 first or second booster vaccines are now available to book if you have previously received a COVID-19 vaccine course and are eligible under HSE guidelines
- First booster for those 12 or older and second for those 65 or older and immunocompromised (as at July 2022)
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 4 months after your positive test result. We will not be able to vaccinate you until 4 months post COVID-19.
Which vaccine you will be offered
If you are 30 years or older, you will be offered a single booster dose of either the:
The vaccine you will be offered will depend on supply.
If you are 30 years or younger, you will be offered the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as your booster dose.
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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