Vaccine booster appointments now available for 16-29 year olds

Those in the 16 – 29 years catagory who have already completed their primary course of COVID-19 vaccine are now eligible for their booster dose, in line with NIAC guidance.

Bookings can be made at the Carrick on Shannon and Sligo vaccination centres for the booster this week.

People in the above category can book the Carrick Centre here and Sligo Centre here

Without a booster dose, people are at greater risk from severe illness from COVID-19. Currently the highest level of transmission of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic is being observed. The HSE encourage everyone aged 16 or over to attend for their booster, unless they are currently restricting movements because they’re a close contact of a case.

What to bring?

Please bring a photo ID with you. ID can include one of the following: passport, driver’s licence, Garda age card, student/school ID etc., but if your ID doesn’t include your date of birth, please bring proof of your DOB (e.g. your Birth Cert).

What vaccine is available?

For people aged 16 to 29 years, you will be offered a single dose of Pfizer BioNTech vaccine. You can get this vaccine even if you got a different vaccine for your primary course.

The booster dose should be given at a minimum of a 3 month interval from a person’s last dose of a primary COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna or AstraZeneca) so please ensure you are at least 3 months post second dose as this will be checked at the vaccination centre.

If you had COVID-19 since you were vaccinated, you should get your booster dose at least 3 months after your positive COVID-19 test result. Get more information on the COVID-19 booster vaccine.

The HSE are also strongly urging those who have not yet received a primary COVID-19 vaccine dose, to consider attending one of the walk-in clinics for dose one or dose two of the vaccine, which continue to operate or register for an appointment here.

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