Autumn Booster 2023
The Autumn booster will be offered to clients aged 50 years and over, clients aged 5 to 49 years with immunocompromise associated with a suboptimal response to the vaccine, and those aged 5 to 49 years with medical conditions associated with a higher risk of COVID-19 hospitalisation, severe disease, or death. We will also be offering an Autumn booster to health and care workers. If you are aged between 18 and 49 we may be able to vaccinate you following a discussion of your reasons with one of our pharmacists.
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 four months since the last dose of vaccine. Clients who are pregnant are eligible from week 16 or pregnancy onward.
We provide a primary course of vaccination to those aged 12 years and over who have never received a COVID-19 vaccine. This requires two doses of vaccine either 4 or 8 weeks apart depending on age.
Fortune’s Pharmacy continues to offer booster doses to those eligible clients aged 12 years and over using both Pfize or Moderna Vaccines as directed by the HSE. Moderna Vaccine will only be used in clients aged over 30 years.
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 can book a day and time that suits you best. Please note that we are only vaccination service is operating at reduced capacity over the Summer months.
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.