We are currently offering Covid boosters to patients. We encourage everyone to avail of the booster dose when offered as it gives you the best protection from serious illness caused by COVID-19.
What to bring?
Please bring a photo ID with you. ID can include one of the following: passport, driver’s licence, Garda age card, student/school ID etc., but if your ID doesn’t include your date of birth, please bring proof of your DOB (e.g. your Birth Cert)
A second booster vaccine is now recommended for some people who are at higher risk from serious COVID-19 illness.
You should get a second booster if you are:
- 65 years or older, or
- 12 years or older with a weak immune system
How long to wait before getting a second booster
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.
Why you may need a second booster
You may be more at risk of serious illness from COVID-19 if you have a weak immune system or are aged 65 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 second booster will give you extra protection from COVID-19. A second booster can prevent the possibility of hospitalisation or death from COVID-19 illness.