COVID Vaccine Clinic

We are now offering the Pfizer two-dose COVID vaccine in Glengarriff Pharmacy.

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is an illness that can affect your lungs and airways, and sometimes other parts of your body. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus. COVID-19 is highly infectious. It spreads through the air through droplets produced when people cough or sneeze, or when they touch surfaces where the droplets have landed and then touch their eyes, nose or mouth. COVID-19 can cause serious illness, hospitalisation and even death.

Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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.

The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective.

If you are 16 years of age or older and have NOT yet received a COVID-19 vaccine, then please register your details using the form below, and we will be in touch with you once we have an available appointment. We currently have great availability of Pfizer vaccines and we are holding clinics every week. If you are the parent of guardian of a 12 to 15 year old you can also complete the form below. We will phone you with an appointment date and time. A parent or guardian will need to attend to sign in person on the day.

Doses

You will need 2 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

It takes 7 days after the 2nd dose for the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to work. This is when you are fully vaccinated.

You should get your 2nd dose 4 weeks (28 days) after your 1st dose.

Immunity

Vaccines teach your immune system how to protect you from diseases.

It is much safer for your immune system to learn how to protect you from COVID-19 through vaccination than by catching the virus.

Read more about immunity after the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

Safety

The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was developed in line with international standards of safety.

Millions of people in the UK and the US have been given the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

Read more about the safety of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

Side effects

Like all medicines, vaccines can cause side effects. Most of these are mild to moderate and short-term.

Not everyone gets side effects.

Read more about side effects after the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

Which vaccine is best

All vaccines are tested for safety and effectiveness before they can be used. The HSE only uses a vaccine if it meets the required standards of safety and effectiveness. You should get any vaccine that is offered to you.

Read more about COVID-19 vaccine development

If you are pregnant

There’s no evidence that COVID-19 vaccination is unsafe if you’re pregnant. Being vaccinated will reduce the chance of you becoming very unwell.

The information we have so far shows that the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine does not have any negative effect on babies in the womb.

Read more about COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy

If you are breastfeeding

There is no known reason to avoid breastfeeding if you are vaccinated.

If very small parts of the vaccine get into your breast milk, they will be digested in your baby’s stomach.

Read more about COVID-19 vaccines if you are breastfeeding

More Information

For more information, read the manufacturer’s Patient Information Leaflet. This will be printed for you on the day you get your vaccine, or you can find it on www.hse.ie/covid19vaccinePIL

You can also talk to a health professional, like your GP (Doctor), Pharmacist or healthcare team. You can also visit the HSE website at www.hse.ie/covid19vaccine or call HSELive on 1850 24 1850.

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, including materials in other formats and translation support visit www.hse.ie/covid19vaccinematerials


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