The second booster is now available for all clients aged 50 years and over. It is also available to clients aged over 12 years who have a weak immune system. These groups of clients will have received their first booster dose at least four months ago. The second booster is also available to healthcare workers, people aged 12 and over living in long-term care facilities, and people aged 12 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19.
The first booster is for all clients aged 12 years and over who have only had their primary course of vaccine. For most clients this will mean that they have only had two doses of vaccine so far. Clients who received a Janssen vaccine will only have had one dose. It will be at least 3 months since the last vaccine for over 16s. For clients aged between 12 and 15 years it will be at least six months since the last vaccine.
If you or your child need your first dose of COVID-19 vaccine it is only available now from a HSE vaccination centre.
From October, third boosters will be offered to all clients aged 65 years and over as well as those aged 12 and over with a weak immune system. We will update further as more information is made available to us.
Fortune’s Pharmacy is now administering COVID Boosters using the Pfizer Comirnaty and Moderna Vaccines. We are now offering boosters to all clients aged 12 years and over. The Moderna Vaccine will only be used in clients aged over 30 years.
Second Booster Dose
We are now administering second boosters to all clients aged over 50 years and those aged between 12 and 50 years who have a weakened immune system. It must be at least four months since your first booster dose. If you have had a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 it must also be at least 4 months since this diagnosis. If you are aged over 12 with a weak immune system this will be your fifth dose of vaccine.
The second booster is also available to clients who are healthcare workers and those aged 12 years and over who are at risk of serious illness from COVID-19 due to being in a high risk or very high risk group.
First Booster Dose
If you have just received your primary course, and it is at least 3 months since your last dose, you can register by clicking the button above and we will contact you with an appointment as soon as possible.
If you have had COVID-19 you should wait at least 3 months before you get your booster.
Boosters for those aged 12 to 15 years will be administered at least 6 months after the last dose.
We will update this information when any changes occur.
Is the vaccine mandatory?
The vaccine is not mandatory. However, getting the vaccine will help to protect you and your loved ones from Coronavirus. It will also help to speed up the getting the country back to normal.
Will there be a charge for the vaccine?
The vaccine is free of charge for all people.
Where can I get more information?
Useful places to find up to date information on the vaccine and the fight against COVID-19 include the World Health Organization and the Health Service Executive websites. This page will be updated as further information becomes available.
How do I register for my vaccine?
You can register to receive your vaccine by clicking on the book now button below. You will be added to a waiting list and we will contact you to arrange an appointment.
You should start to get prepared by finding out your PPS Number (PPSN). Your PPSN can be found in several places. You may have a Public Services Card, a Medical Card, or correspondence from Revenue, for example. These will all list your PPSN. You may also be asked to produce evidence of age.
Where can I find my PPSN?
You can find your PPSN on the following documents –
- Public Services Card
- Medical Card or GP Visit Card
- European Health Insurance Card
- Drugs Payment Scheme Card
- Payslip from your employer
- Correspondence from Revenue or the Department of Social Protection
If you don’t have your PPSN you should make every effort to locate it due to the public health emergency. If you still cannot find it please contact the Department of Social Protection at 071 967 2616 or 1890 927 999.
Why do we need your PPSN?
We are required by law to collect and transmit a record of your vaccination to the HSE. Your PPSN forms part of the information we need to send. It is used to assist in retrieving a unique Individual Health Identifier (IHI) from the National Register of Individual Health Identifiers.