Book your Covid Booster Vaccine now at Glengarriff Pharmacy
At the moment, we can provide Covid booster vaccines to those aged 30 years and over, in eligible cohorts. For first and second vaccine doses, an appointment must be made with your nearest Covid Vaccination Centre.
To check your eligibility, see the HSE guidelines on booster vaccine eligibility and eligibility for first and second vaccine doses.
Booking an appointment online gives you an easy way to arrange your Covid Booster Vaccine. Arrange a time, and then call in for your vaccine at our family pharmacy in Glengarriff.
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.
Spikevax Original/Omicron BA.1
We are now being supplied with the Adaptive Bivalent Spikevax Original/Omicron BA.1 covid vaccine for administering booster doses only. At present this vaccine is indicated for use in adults aged 30 years or over.
The Spikevax Original/Omicron BA.1 COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective.
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 the adapted bivalent Spikevax Original/Omicron BA.1 vaccine here.
The Spikevax Original/Omicron BA.1 vaccine was developed in line with international standards of safety.
Like all medicines, vaccines can cause side effects. Most of these are mild to moderate and short-term. Not everyone gets side effects. The side effects with this bivalent vaccine are expected to be similar to those of previous vaccines.
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.
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.
For more information, read the manufacturer’s Patient Information Leaflet. This will be printed for you on the day you get your vaccine.
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