We are delighted to be now planning for the Covid 19 Vaccine rollout. We have not been advised which vaccine we will be delivered yet, but understand it will be either Pfizer or Moderna. We do not have a choice which one we can order for the Practice.
Once we are informed of the delivery date, all vaccines will need to be administered within a specific number of days from same. The 2nd Dose we expect to be scheduled for 4 weeks later. The same vaccine type will be used for both doses.
After having both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, most people will be protected against the virus. There is a small chance you might still get COVID-19 after vaccination. Even if you do get COVID-19, being vaccinated can reduce how serious your symptoms will be.
Depending on which of the above 2 vaccine types we are provided with, you may not be protected until 15 days after the 2nd dose. Vaccinated persons should continue to follow all current public health guidance to protect themselves and others. This is particularly important with the new strains of Covid that have developed. If you are cocooning and get your COVID-19 vaccine there is no change yet to current advice.
We do not know yet how long immunity will last.
We do not know yet if being vaccinated stops you from spreading COVID-19 to other people.
You will need to remain in our observation area for 15 minutes after your injection in case of an allergic response. Please advise us if you feel unwell after your vaccination.
If you are under the age of 70, you will not be given an appointment for Covid Vaccine at this point. Please await further announcements from the HSE re the next stage of vaccine rollout. This, we are advised, will be according to the government priority list which you can access here: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/39038-provisional-vaccine-allocation-groups/
If you are not a registered patient of this Practice, please contact your own Practice where you are registered. If you are not registered with any Practice & are living in this area, please feel free to contact us for further advice Tel.(053) 92 406 23.