Update received from the HSE regarding Covid 19.
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 4.5 million vaccines have been administered in Ireland so far and 52% of adults are fully vaccinated. Over 70% of adults have received at least one dose. 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 30 to 69
Online registration for people aged 30-34 years old, for vaccination through vaccination centres, opened this week:
Wednesday July 7th – people aged 34
Thursday July 8th – people aged 33
Friday July 9th – people aged 32
Saturday July 10th – people aged 31
Sunday July 11th – people aged 30
Online registration for people aged 18-29 for vaccination centre appointments will open soon, as supplies allow.
People aged 35 to 69 who have not already registered for their vaccine can still register online.
If you cannot register online, you can call the COVID-19 helpline at Freephone: 1800 700 700 to register by phone.
Vaccination for people aged 18-34
There are two vaccine options for people aged 18-34:
The Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines are automatically available to everyone aged 18-34 who registers online. People aged 30-34 are now invited to register, and younger age groups will be invited soon.
People aged 18-34 can also opt for an AstraZeneca or Janssen vaccine. If you opt in, you may be vaccinated sooner, depending on supply.
The Moderna or Pfizer/BioNTech are the recommended vaccines for people under the age of 50. This is because of the very rare risk of unusual blood clots linked to younger people who get the AstraZeneca or Janssen vaccines.
Read information to help you decide which vaccine is best for you. More information is also available in the attached pdf.
People 18-34 can register online when their age group is called.
People aged 18 to 34 can also opt to receive a vaccine by booking an appointment with a participating pharmacy. More information and a list of participating pharmacies is on hse.ie.
AstraZeneca second dose vaccination
If you received a first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, you should get your second dose 4 to 12 weeks after your first dose. If it is almost 12 weeks since your first dose and you have not received an appointment for the second dose yet, please contact HSELive on freephone 1800 700 700. People aged 60-69 should all receive their second dose by Sunday July 18th.
When it’s your turn to get your vaccine and after you have registered on the online system, you will receive a text message asking you to give consent online and answer some medical questions.
The text will also contain details on:
- which vaccine you are getting
- a link to the vaccine patient information leaflet
Your consent will be for this vaccine. Giving your consent online will make it quicker for you to sign in at the vaccination centre.
If you cannot give consent online, you will have to do so at your appointment. You cannot get your vaccine without giving your consent.
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 hse.ie/covid19vaccine for information about the vaccine, information on this page is updated regularly
- Find the vaccine information materials at www.hse.ie/covid19vaccinematerials
- Details on getting the COVID-19 vaccine is updated regularly here
- Details on COVID-19 vaccines administered are available here
- Read the full COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Strategy
- Read the National 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. Healthlink, 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 regular updates 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.
HSE Annual Report and Financial Statements 2020 published online
You can view the HSE Annual Report 2020 here.
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.