Vaccines are the most effective way to prevent infectious diseases. They prepare your immune system (your body’s natural defences) to recognise and defend itself against a specific virus.
You will get this vaccine as an injection in your upper arm. It will only take a few minutes.
Like all medicines, vaccines can cause side effects. Most of these side effects are mild to moderate and short-term.
Not everyone gets side effects.
BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT
Vaccines come in vials that contain multiple doses. We need to coordinate patient appointment times to minimise any wastage of vaccines once vaccine vials are opened.
Step 1 is to register for the vaccine. You can do this in-store or online here. You will be asked to complete a form giving the details required to process your vaccination.
Step 2 You will be contacted by the pharmacy with a proposed vaccination time. This may be by SMS message or via a phonecall.
Step 3 You will get a reminder the day before your appointment and will be asked to confirm that you do not have any symptoms of Covid-19.
Minimising Wasted Doses:
Vaccine doses are precious, and we all have a responsibility to minimise waste.
• Do not register with multiple pharmacies
• If you book an appointment and then for any reason are unable to attend please let the pharmacy know as soon as possible
Tel: (056) 7780007
HSE Websites Latest Information. Last updated: 2 November at 10.50am on www.hse.ie
If you have any common symptoms of COVID-19 (coronavirus), self-isolate (stay in your room) and phone your GP straight away to see if you need a COVID-19 test. Other people in your household will need to restrict their movements (stay at home).
Common symptoms of COVID-19 include:
a new cough - this can be any kind of cough, not just dry
shortness of breath or breathing difficulties
loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
Getting an early diagnosis from your GP means you can get the help you need and take steps to avoid spreading the virus, if you have it.
COVID Tracker app
Stay safe. Protect each other.
COVID Tracker is a free app for your mobile phone. It will help us to protect each other and slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ireland.
Using the COVID Tracker app along with the existing public health measures will help us all stay safe when we meet up, socialise, work or travel.