Below are some communications updates for you, including updates to the vaccination programme announced today for people aged 18-34.
Public Health Measures
You can find information here about the public health measures in place.
COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
The vaccination programme continues to be rolled out nationwide. More than 4.1 million vaccines have been administered in Ireland so far and 67% of adults (2.5 million people) have now received at least one dose. 44% of adults (1.67 million people) are fully vaccinated.
We are grateful to all of our colleagues and partners, and to the public, for taking part and making this happen.
For updates and information on the vaccination programme please visit www.hse.ie/rollout.
Registration for people aged 35 to 69
People aged 35 to 69 can register online for their vaccine.
If you cannot register online, you can call the COVID-19 helpline at Freephone: 1800 700 700 to register by phone.
Groups currently being vaccinated
The groups currently being vaccinated against COVID-19 are:
- people aged 65 years and older who live in long-term care facilities (Group 1)
- frontline healthcare workers (Group 2)
- people aged 70 and older living in the community (Group 3)
- people aged 16 to 69 who are at very high risk (Group 4)
- people aged 65 to 69, including those at high risk (Groups 5 and 6)
- people aged 16 to 64 who are at high risk (Group 7)
We are also vaccinating:
- pregnant women over 14 weeks – you can find more information here
- socially vulnerable adults
- people aged 35-69 who have registered for their vaccine.
Vaccination for people aged 18-34
Vaccination at a Pharmacy:
From Monday, 5 July 2021, people aged 18 – 34 who have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine, can choose to get vaccinated with the single-shot Janssen vaccine at a local pharmacy.
You do not need to register online but you do need to book an appointment through your pharmacy. To arrange to get the Janssen vaccine at a pharmacy, contact a participating pharmacy directly to book an appointment. We are asking that people book with participating pharmacies in advance so that the pharmacy can plan accordingly and reduce the risk of any wastage.
Vaccination at a Centre:
If you are aged 18-34 and would prefer to get your vaccine at a HSE vaccination centre, you can wait and register online later this month. We will let you know when your age group can register, through news or public advertising.
Online registration for people aged 30-34 years old, for vaccination through vaccination centres, will open tomorrow, Weds 7th July.
More information and updates are available here.
HSE vaccine appointment scheduling
If you miss an appointment, we will automatically schedule a new one. If you miss 3 appointments, we will stop scheduling new appointments for you. You will then need to call HSELive to ask for a new appointment.
Freephone: 1800 700 700 Open: 8am to 8pm, Monday to Sunday
Going to a vaccination centre
In order to reduce the number of people at the vaccination centre we ask that you do not bring anyone else to your appointment with you. If you have a child, please ask someone to care for your child for the short time that you will be at the vaccination centre.
If you have no one to mind your child:
Please phone HSELive on 1800 700 700 and ask for a new appointment if you cannot get anyone to mind your child while you attend your vaccine appointment.
If you cannot get anyone to mind your child, at any time, and you must bring them with you, phone HSE Live. They will work with your vaccination centre team to find the safest time that you can attend with your child.
Your child will need to stay with you at all times. You will need to give contact details for an emergency contact who can collect your child if you become unwell after your vaccine.
Complete your vaccination schedule
If you have received the first dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca), please complete the full schedule by attending when called for your second dose. The vaccines are most effective against COVID-19 infection, including the Delta variant, when the full schedule is completed.
Please help support COVID vaccines #ForUsAll by adding a #Twibbon to your social media
Why get the COVID-19 vaccine? Get it for yourself, your family, your friends and #ForUsAll
You can now download a Twibbon to use on your social media profile to show your support for COVID-19 vaccines. There are two Twibbons to choose from:
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 https://www2.hse.ie/screening-and-vaccinations/covid-19-vaccine/for information about the vaccine, information on this page is updated regularly
- Find the vaccine information materials at https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/covid-19-resources-and-translations/covid-19-vaccine-materials/
- Details on getting the COVID-19 vaccine is updated regularly here
- Details on COVID-19 vaccines administered are available here
- Read thefull COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Strategy
- Read theNational Immunisation Advisory Committee Chapter about COVID-19 vaccine
- COVID-19 vaccine information for health professionals
HSE Cyber Security Incident Update
While good progress has been made in restoring some of our systems, services around the country are continuing to see significant impacts and disruptions to services. Health link, which provides an interface between the HSE and the GP community, has had functionality restored and GPs can now send information to the HSE on their vaccination progress, and other important services.
Visit the HSE website service updates page for regularly updated information about service changes and follow our updates in the news and on HSE social media channels.
COVID-19 Testing – Online Booking System
We have a COVID-19 test online booking system for some testing centres. To book a test, log on to our 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.
Public Health Information
As always, for the most up to date information and advice on Coronavirus,please go to: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/covid19/ and https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/.
Clinical and professional guidance relating to COVID-19 is available on https://www.hpsc.ie/ where you’ll find up to date guidance for healthcare settings and non-clinical settings.
Please check here for the most up to date partner resources for COVID-19.
You can find the COVID-19 A-Z information here from the HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).
Please also check the Healthy Ireland site here with further resources and information on the Keep Well campaign.
You can view the latest information on how Ireland is responding to cases of COVID-19 here.
Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub is available here.