Before getting your COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines will protect you from serious illness from COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read what you should consider before getting vaccinated.

Delay getting your COVID-19 vaccine if you:

Read about how to change your appointment

COVID-19 vaccines being offered

The COVID-19 vaccines being used in Ireland are the:

If you have a vaccine appointment, your appointment text will tell you which vaccine you will be offered.

If you go to a walk-in clinic, you will be offered the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

You do not have to fast before your vaccine.

How to get your COVID-19 vaccine

If you are 16 or 17

If you are 16 or 17, you can give consent to get your vaccine. You should also discuss it with your parent or guardian if you wish.

Pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility

Talk to your obstetrician, midwife or GP about the risks and benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Read about deciding on COVID-19 vaccination if you are pregnant

Read about COVID-19 vaccines if you are breastfeeding

If you have already had COVID-19

If you have already had COVID-19, you should still get vaccinated because you could become infected with the virus again.

If you are at high risk from COVID-19

If you have a weakened immune system, your COVID-19 vaccine may not work as well for you. But there is no extra risk in getting it.

If you are at high risk and have not been vaccinated yet, contact your GP or healthcare team. You can also register online when your age group is invited.

Last updated: 30 July 2021 at 3.45pm