Covid-19 Vaccine Update: 11th May 2022

PFIZER/BIONTECH VACCINE 1st Doses

Limited Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination appointments are available for those aged 12 years and over who have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccination. You will get your second dose 4 weeks after your first. It takes 7 days after the 2nd dose for the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to work.

The Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine leaflet is available here.

HSE guidance on COVID-19 vaccination for 12 to 15 year olds is available here.

A guide of what to expect after your vaccine is available here.

To book an appointment in one of these stores, please see Booking an Appointment information below.

Covid Booster Doses

Selected Allcare Pharmacies are now offering booster doses to those 12 and older*, subject to availability.

Covid 1st Booster

 From 12 -15 years - you must wait 6 months after your Covid vaccine before you can get a booster. If you had COVID-19 since your second dose, you can get a booster dose:

• at least 6 months after your positive test result

• or at least 6 months from when your symptoms started.

 From 16 years and over -  you must wait 3 months after your Covid vaccine before you can get a booster. If you had COVID-19 since your second dose, you can get a booster dose:

• at least 3 months after your positive test result

• or at least 3 months from when your symptoms started.

Covid 2nd Booster

 You can get a second booster if you are:

• 65 years or older, or

• • 12 years or older with a weak immune system

You can get your second booster at least 4 months (at least 120 days) after your first booster. You can check the date of your first booster on your digital COVID cert. If you have had COVID-19 since your first booster, wait at least 4 months after you tested positive or from when your symptoms started.

*Please note that groups are subject to regular change by the HSE - check the HSE website here for latest eligibility information.

(Last updated 11th May 2022)

Which booster will you be offered

You will most likely be offered a single booster dose of·the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine although this may change due to availability.

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) has recommended these vaccines as a booster. You will be offered one of these even if you got a different COVID-19 vaccine previously.

For example, you will get a booster dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine even if you were first vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Find out more about getting a Covid-19 vaccine booster on the HSE website here

BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT

Unfortunately appointments are very limited. If your preferred pharmacy has availability, the booking portal will show the available dates and times. If you are do not see availability in your preferred store please check another store.  As more appointments become available they will be released onto the booking portal.