Book your Covid Booster Vaccine now at Glengarriff Pharmacy
NIAC recommends the following groups attend for the 2023 Autumn Covid-19 Booster-
-those aged 50 years and above
-those aged 12 years and above with immunocompromise associated with suboptimal response to vaccination
-those aged 12 years and above with medical conditions associated with a higher risk of COVID-19 hospitalisation, severe disease or death
-health care workers
For those aged 18-49 years, access to an autumn booster vaccine will be available following discussion with the pharmacist.
The recommended interval between the autumn booster and the last booster is 6 months for those aged 50 years and above and is also 6 months for those aged 5 years and above with immunocompromise. For all others aged 12 to 49 years the recommended interval is 9 months.
Please take the time to assess your eligibility and only book if you are sure you are eligible at this time.
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.
We will be offering Covid boosters and adult flu vaccines from 27th September 2023, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 5pm.
Children’s nasal flu vaccines will be available from the start of October.
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.
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.
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
Please note that Covid PCR tests and associated certificates will no longer be valid as the EU law governing same expires on July 1st 2023.