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COVID-19 Vaccination Service

Here's what you need to know

Helping to protect you from COVID-19

Very limited COVID-19 vaccination appointments are available in selected stores for those currently recommended to get a first, second or booster dose of COVID-19 vaccination as per HSE guidance i.e. aged 12 years and over and once recommended wait time has passed since primary or first round of COVID-19 vaccination if getting a booster dose.*


Note: The Moderna Spikevax COVID-19 vaccine can only be administered to people aged 30 years and over and this is the only vaccine stock currently available in some Boots stores. If you are aged under 30 years, ensure you select the correct appointment booking link (e.g. appointment for people 18 years and older) below or your appointment may be cancelled. If aged 30 years or over you can select either the Moderna or Pfizer booking link for your age group below.


For information on COVID-19 vaccinations in young children aged five to 11 years, visit the HSE website here.

Information about booster vaccinations


The HSE recommend a booster or extra COVID-19 vaccination dose for those aged 12 years and over, in accordance with HSE recommended sequence.


A second booster vaccine is also now recommended for some people who are at higher risk from serious COVID-19 illness.


You should get a second booster if you are:

•  Aged 65 years or older

•  Aged 12 years or older with a weak immune system


Check here to see if you’re in a group currently being recommended by the HSE to get a booster COVID-19 vaccination and eligible for a vaccine through a pharmacy.*


If you're looking to book an appointment for a booster COVID-19 vaccination, please note that if you're not in the current HSE recommended group for a booster vaccine then your appointment will be cancelled. If you attend an appointment, we will always check eligibility at this stage. Ineligible patients will not be vaccinated.


How long should I wait before getting a booster COVID-19 vaccination?


After your first round of COVID-19 vaccination, you need to wait:
• Three months (at least 90 days) if you’re 16 years or older

• Six months (at least 179 days) if you’re aged 12 to 15 years


How long to wait before getting a second booster?

If you are in a group recommended to get a second booster you can get it four months (at least 120 days) after your first booster. You can check the date of your first booster on your digital COVID-19 certificate.


What if you had COVID-19?


If you had COVID-19 after your first round of vaccination, you should get your booster dose at least:

• Three months after symptoms started or from your positive test result if you’re 16 years or older

• Six months after symptoms started or from your positive test result if you’re aged 12 to 15 years


If you have had COVID-19 since your first booster and you are in a recommended group for a second booster, wait at least four months after you tested positive or from when your symptoms started.

COVID-19 vaccine


Vaccinations in the pharmacy are currently only being provided to those in a current HSE recommended group for a first, second or booster vaccination and aged 12 years and over.


I confirm that I am aware I am booking an appointment for a dose of COVID-19 vaccination based on age and current HSE recommendation.


Please note a booster vaccination is provided as a single dose and can only be given as follows:

First booster

1.      If you’re aged 16 years or over AND from three months after completion of a primary COVID-19 vaccination course or three months since you’ve tested positive (with a PCR or Antigen test with symptoms) and were fully vaccinated with a course of COVID-19 vaccine

2.      If aged 12 to 15 years AND from six months after completion of a primary COVID-19 vaccination course or six months since you’ve tested positive (with a PCR or Antigen test with symptoms) and were fully vaccinated with a course of COVID-19 vaccine

Second booster

1.      If you are aged 65 years or older and it is four months (at least 120 days) after your first booster or if you have had COVID-19 since your first booster and it is at least four months after you tested positive or from when your symptoms started


If you attend an appointment, we will always check eligibility at this stage. Ineligible patients will not be vaccinated.  


PLEASE BOOK YOUR COVID-19 VACCINATION BASED ON COHORT

If aged 30 years or over you can select either the Moderna or Pfizer booking link below, to increase your appointment choice.

Pfizer 12-17 year olds
Pfizer 18 years plus
Moderna 30 years plus ONLY

HOW IT WORKS

STEP 1

Book your appointment for your COVID-19 vaccination based on your age above*

STEP 2

Complete your online pre-consultation form if the vaccination is for a person aged 18 years & over

Pre-consultation form


This involves you answering a number of questions online but helps to reduce time spent in the pharmacy when you come for your vaccination. If the appointment is for someone aged 12 to 17 years, the consultation form will be completed in store when attending the appointment.

STEP 3

Go into store for your vaccination*

Don’t forget to bring a valid format of photo ID (such as a Driver's Licence, Passport or Public Services Card) and your PPSN with you.

*Vaccine information linked from this page is based on the vaccine currently being administered in store.

*COVID-19 vaccination in the pharmacy is currently only available to those in a current HSE recommended group for a first, second or booster vaccination, if aged 12 years and over and if the recommended interval between first round of COVID-19 vaccination and/or COVID-19 infection and booster has elapsed. Moderna Spikevax COVID-19 vaccine is only recommended for administration to people aged 30 years and over. Eligibility criteria apply. Subject to vaccine and specially trained pharmacist availability. Selected stores only.

**Calls may be recorded for training purposes, hours of operations:  8.30am to 7pm Monday to Friday, 8.45am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday and 9am to 4pm on public holidays


Information correct at time of publication (12.01am 29/04/2022)