People aged 12 to 49 with long-term health conditions and medical staff are invited to make an appointment for their second Covid-19 booster dose.
Women over 50 and those more than 16 weeks pregnant are also invited to book their next booster booster at an HSE vaccination center or with participating GPs and pharmacies.
dr HSE Chief Clinical Officer Colm Henry said: “We know that people with long-term health conditions are at greater risk of serious illness from Covid-19.
“Getting a second booster vaccine now will help protect these people, especially as we get into the autumn.
“We are now also calling on healthcare workers for their next Covid-19 refresher.
“We know that immunity to Covid-19 vaccination and previous Covid-19 infection decreases over time. So if you get your booster at the right time, you’ll get the best protection against serious illnesses and increase immunity to infections.”
Eileen Whelan, HSE national leader for testing, tracing and vaccination, said: “From today we are moving onto the next groups who are due for their next refresher.
“People with long-term health conditions aged 12 to 49 can book their booster appointment as soon as four months have passed since their last Covid-19 vaccination or infection, starting today.
“Healthcare workers can also book their next refresher appointment starting today.”
Visit www.hse.ie for more information on who is eligible to enter.
The HSE and Children’s Health Ireland will shortly, through their parents, be inviting children aged five to 11 who are immunocompromised to have their first booster now after completing their first vaccination course.
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