COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
The vaccination programme continues to be rolled out nationwide, 90% of adults have been fully vaccinated in Ireland, and approximately 84% of the population aged 12+ have been fully vaccinated.
Mixed vaccines doses
People who received a first dose of AstraZeneca can now receive an mRNA (Pfizer/Moderna) vaccine as their second dose. NIAC recommends that receiving two doses of the same vaccine are preferred for all age groups, where possible. You can read more about this here. Dose 2 walk-in vaccination clinics for people who wish to get an mRNA vaccine after their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine are listed here.
COVID-19 Testing – Online Booking System
Full details of how to get tested are available here.
Walk-in testing is not currently available but you can book at test online for any test centre.
COVID-19 Contact Tracing – Online System
If you get a positive test, you can use the contact tracing system to help list where you’ve been and help us to get in touch with your close contacts. You can find more information here.
Pregnancy and getting a COVID-19 vaccine
You should get a COVID-19 vaccine to protect yourself from the virus if you’re:
- trying for a baby or might get pregnant in the future
You will need 2 doses of your COVID-19 vaccine.
It is safe to get your COVID-19 vaccine at any stage of your pregnancy.
Guidance has changed on doses during pregnancy because there is more evidence available.
You should get the COVID-19 vaccine when it is offered, following a discussion with your midwife, GP or obstetrician.
You can find more information here.
12 to 15 year olds
All children aged 12 to 15 are being offered a vaccine but the it is particularly recommended that they get vaccinated if they:
- have a health condition that puts them at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19
- live with someone who is at higher risk of COVID-19
Parents can read more about the benefits and risk of vaccination for their children here.
If you cannot register online, you can call the COVID-19 helpline at Freephone: 1800 700 700 to register by phone.
Find a pharmacy giving COVID-19 vaccines
Many pharmacies are now offering COVID-19 vaccines to people aged 12 and over. Find a pharmacy to book your vaccine appointment. You can find more information here.
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. Or if you are aged 16 or older you can go to a walk-in vaccination clinic at a vaccination centre without an appointment.
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.