COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
The vaccination programme continues to be rolled out nationwide. As of the 21st of July, 2021, more than 5.2 million vaccines have been administered in Ireland so far and 65% of adults are fully vaccinated. Over 77% of adults have received at least one dose.
For updates and information on the vaccination programme please visit www.hse.ie/rollout.
Online registration for people aged 18-24 years old is now open.
People aged 24 to 69 who have not already registered for their vaccine can still register online.
If you’re aged 18 to 34 or aged 50 or over, you can get your COVID-19 vaccine with your local pharmacy. You do not need to register online, but you do need to book an appointment through your pharmacy and a PPSn is required to book. Register with a participating pharmacy here.
The Moderna or Pfizer/BioNTech are the recommended vaccines for people under the age of 50. This is because of the very rare risk of unusual blood clots linked to younger people who get the AstraZeneca or Janssen vaccines.
I am undocumented
If you are undocumented you can access the COVID-19 Vaccine. If you do not have a PPS number, you can call the COVID-19 helpline for free at 1800 700 700 to register by phone.
Many undocumented members of MRCI have been able to register and get their Covid-19 vaccine without problems. If you are unsure, have any queries or have been denied a COVID-19 Vaccine, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will support you.
The Minister and the Department of Justice have assured us that no immigration information will be sent to any other Departments, so there are no risks for undocumented people to access the vaccine regarding their status.
AstraZeneca second dose vaccination
If you received a first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, you should get your second dose 4 to 12 weeks after your first dose. If it is almost 12 weeks since your first dose and you have not received an appointment for the second dose yet, please contact HSELive on freephone 1800 700 700. People aged 60-69 should all receive their second dose by Sunday July 18th.
When it’s your turn to get your vaccine and after you have registered on the online system, you will receive a text message asking you to give consent online and answer some medical questions.
The text will also contain details on:
- which vaccine you are getting
- a link to the vaccine patient information leaflet
Your consent will be for this vaccine. Giving your consent online will make it quicker for you to sign in at the vaccination centre.
If you cannot give consent online, you will have to do so at your appointment. You cannot get your vaccine without giving your consent.
After you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you are vaccine protected
When your vaccine has had time to work, you can do some things that were not recommended before you were vaccinated. You can find more information here.
Where to find COVID-19 Vaccination Information
We encourage everyone to read about the COVID-19 vaccine and to get their information from a factual, trusted source – here are the links to the pages with information on the vaccine:
- Check ie/covid19vaccine for information about the vaccine, information on this page is updated regularly
- Find the vaccine information materials at hse.ie/covid19vaccinematerials
- Details on getting the COVID-19 vaccine is updated regularly here
- Details on COVID-19 vaccines administered are available here
- Read the full COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Strategy
- Read the National Immunisation Advisory Committee Chapter about COVID-19 vaccine
- COVID-19 vaccine information for health professionals
COVID-19 Testing – Online Booking System
There is now a COVID-19 test online booking system for some testing centres. To book a test, log on to the HSE system here. You can also show up without an appointment, but you may not have to wait as long if you book online.
Full details of how to get tested are available here.