Spring Booster 2023
A further booster is now available for those aged 70 years and over as well as those aged 5 years and over who are immunocompromised. The HSE has issued Moderna vaccine for this campaign as well as a small amount of Pfizer vaccine for those aged under 30 years. This campaign is expected to run until June 16th 2023.
It should be at least 6 months since your last vaccine or since you have had COVID-19. This interval can be reduced down to 3 months to allow you to have the vaccine before the end of May 2023.
It does not matter how many doses of vaccine you have already received.
The third booster is now being offered to all clients aged 65 years and over as well as those aged 12 and over with a weak immune system. It must be at least 4 months since your last dose or since a positive COVID-19 test. We are using the new adapted COVID-19 vaccine which gives better protection against the virus including the Omicron variant.
The second booster is now available for all clients aged 18 years and over. It is also available to people aged 12 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19. This dose is also available to pregnant women from week 16 onward. We are using the newer adapted COVID-19 vaccine that gives better protection against the virus including the Omicron variant.
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. We are using the newer adapted COVID-19 vaccine that gives better protection against the virus including the Omicron variant.
If you or your child need your first dose of COVID-19 vaccine it is only available now from a HSE vaccination centre. The vaccine is now available to clients aged 6 months and older.
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.
Third Booster Dose
The third booster is for clients aged 65 years and older as well as those aged 12 years and older with a weak immune system.
Second Booster Dose
We are now administering second boosters to all clients aged over 18 years and those aged between 12 and 18 years who have a medical condition that puts them at high risk from developing COVID-19. 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.
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 register now button below. You can book a day and time that suits you best.
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.