People aged 65 years and over now eligible for second COVID-19 booster vaccine

People aged 65 years and over are now eligible for their second COVID-19 booster vaccine.

Following guidance from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) the HSE will soon begin administering the second booster jab.

Those with a weak immune system aged 12 and over can also get their second booster, when it is due.

Those who are now due their second COVID-19 booster vaccine can book online now for appointments at HSE vaccination centres or check with participating GPs and Pharmacies, who will begin giving second boosters in the coming weeks.

Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer, HSE, said: “We are now offering a second booster vaccine to those aged 65 years and over and those who are immunocompromised, and I am urging everyone in these groups to get this second booster dose.

“People being recommended this second booster are those most at risk of severe illness from COVID-19. It is important you get your second booster to help maintain your protection from becoming seriously ill or needing hospital treatment if you catch the virus.”

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