Pfizer Phelans Covid 19 Vaccination Booster Service
Appointments for the COVID-19 seasonal booster vaccines are to book as they become available for those eligible under HSE guidelines.
Anyone who hasn’t received their primary vaccination course or a FIRST booster should contact us before booking.
Who should get a booster
- A seasonal booster will be offered if you are
- (a) age 50 or older
- (b) a healthcare worker
- (c) age 5 to 49 with a condition that puts you at a high risk of serious illness from COVID-19 (although only over 12’s vaccinated in pharmacy) https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/covid19/people-at-higher-risk/overview/#conditions-that-put-you-at-higher-risk
- (d) age 5 or older with a weak immune system (although only over 12’s vaccinated in pharmacy) https://www2.hse.ie/screening-and-vaccinations/covid-19-vaccine/get-the-vaccine/weak-immune-system/#weak-immune-system-list
How long must I wait since my last vaccine or if I have had Covid
The advice is to get your booster dose 6 months after your positive test result or last booster although you can get it after 3 months in exceptional circumstances or if you are coming in for the flu vaccine as well . If you are under 50 then wait 9 months (unless you are immuno-compromised where the wait is 6 months) again with a minimum interval of 3 months
Which vaccine you will be offered
The vaccine you will be offered will be the Pfizer Omicron variant XBB.1.5. This is the most recent approved as of Sept 23.
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
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 unexpected safety concerns 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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