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:
- have COVID-19 – wait until it has been 4 weeks since you first tested positive
- have symptoms of COVID-19 – self-isolate (stay in your room) and get a COVID-19 test
- are restricting your movements - wait until you have completed your period of restricted movements to get your vaccine
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.
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.
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