What is the COVID Vaccine?
COVID-19 vaccines will protect you from serious illness from COVID-19 (coronavirus). To get a free COVID-19 vaccine you can register for an appointment on our website. You can also call into the pharmacy to get more information about the vaccination and appointment times.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Most people infected with the virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. However, some will become seriously ill and require medical attention. Older people and those with underlying medical conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, or cancer are more likely to develop serious illness. Anyone can get sick with COVID-19 and become seriously ill or die at any age.
Who are you getting your COVID-19 vaccine for and why?
With nearly 90% of Ireland vaccinated, we are extremely proud of our small nation’s response to this pandemic. For those of you yet to receive the vaccine, we are here to assist should you need it.
We are here to help when you need us
Vaccine stocks are limited. If pharmacies have availability they will allow you to book an appointment. If you want to book an appointment with us, please do so on the website or in store. 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.
The Pfizer vaccine is a two dose Covid vaccine. You will get your second dose 4 weeks after your first. It takes 7 days after the 2nd dose for the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to work.
The Pfizer vaccine is available in selected stores and can be given to those aged 12 years and over. The Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine leaflet is available here. HSE guidance on COVID-19 vaccination for 12 to 15 year olds is available here. A guide of what to expect after your vaccine is available here.
COVID19 vaccine information
We have compiled information on all the vaccines used in the Rep. of Ireland from the HSE. Each will give you a breakdown of each individual vaccine.