Covid Vaccination Information
NIAC has recommended authorised adapted bivalent Covid vaccines for all those who are eligible for a booster vaccination. Adapted bivalent COVID-19 vaccine boosters include components of the original virus strain and the Omicron variant. Our Practice will be offering vaccines to eligible patients aged 16 and over.
A booster is being offered to people:
- aged 50 to 64
- 16 or older with a condition that puts you at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19 – for example, diabetes, asthma or heart disease
- pregnant (from 16 weeks)
- healthcare workers
If you have already had your second booster, you can still get another one if you are aged:
- 65 or older
- 16 or older with a weak immune system
If you are in these groups and had your second booster over 4 months ago, you can find out more on www.hse.ie, by contacting HSELive or speaking to participating GPs and pharmacies.
Chapelizod Medical Centre will be offering vaccines to eligible patients aged 16 and over. Please fill in the form below to register your interest in the covid booster if you are eligible and one of our team will be in touch. Note: it must be 4 months since your last vaccine before you can have another.
Flu vaccine 2022:
You can get a free flu vaccine if you are:
- aged 65 years and older
- a healthcare worker
- living in a nursing home or other long-term care facility
- in regular contact with pigs, poultry or waterfowl
People with these conditions can also get a free flu vaccine:
- chronic heart disease, including acute coronary syndrome
- chronic liver disease
- chronic kidney failure
- chronic respiratory disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, moderate or severe asthma, or bronchopulmonary dysplasia
- chronic neurological disease including multiple sclerosis, hereditary and degenerative disorders of the central nervous system
- Down syndrome
- a body mass index (BMI) over 40
- immunosuppression due to disease or treatment (including asplenia or hyposplenism, and all cancer patients)
- children with a moderate to severe neurodevelopmental disorder such as cerebral palsy
- children on long-term aspirin therapy
- any condition that can compromise respiratory function, like spinal cord injury, seizure disorder or other neuromuscular disorder, especially people also attending special schools or day centres
Free flu vaccines will be offered to carers or household contacts of people who have:
- a health condition listed above
- Down syndrome
Please fill in the form below to register your interest in the flu vaccine , if you are eligible, and one of our team will be in touch.
NOTE: Children’s (2-17yo) nasal flu vaccines are now also available from the practice
Why you may need a booster
You may be more at risk of serious illness from COVID-19 if you have a weak immune system or are aged 50 or older.
This is because:
- the protection from previous doses may weaken with time
- you may be at greater risk of severe illness
- your immune system may not respond as strongly to vaccination
Data from other countries shows that a booster will give you extra protection from COVID-19. A booster can prevent the possibility of hospitalisation or death from COVID-19 illness.
If you have a weak immune system
Your GP or hospital consultant may recommend a booster if you have a weak immune system.
See a list of conditions and treatments that put you at high risk of COVID-19 illness
How to get your Covid vaccine booster dose
You can choose to:
- Fill in the online application form below if you are a member of Chapelizod Medical Centre. Note: it must be 4 months since your last vaccine before you can have another.
- book a vaccine appointment on a day and time that suits you, or
- go to a walk-in booster clinic for your age group
- call HSELive for an appointment on 1800 700 700