Over the coming weeks and months, everyone in Ireland who is eligible will be able to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine from the HSE.
The vaccine is bringing hope to our communities, reducing infections, illness and deaths among people who are vaccinated.
Getting your vaccine protects you, once you allow time for your vaccine work. When groups of people are vaccinated, this can protect the people around you too.
Over 1.6 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in Ireland and the more people who get vaccinated, the better it will be….for us all.
People aged 50-59 are currently being asked to register online for their Covid-19 vaccine and registration remains open for people aged 60 – 69. Up to date information on vaccine roll out and registration is available here.
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 (group 5 and 6), people aged 16 to 64 who are at high risk (group 7) continue to be vaccinated.
Appointments will take place in new HSE vaccination centres. Younger age groups will be invited to register online when it’s their turn.
The aim in offering the vaccine to the population is to protect people and reduce the illness and deaths caused by this virus.