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HSE offering Covid-19 booster vaccines from today to those aged 60-years-old and older

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is offering Covid-19 booster vaccines to people aged 60-years-old and older from today.

The move comes following a recommendation made by the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC).


It is recommended that people receive their booster vaccine after six months of the original vaccine course.

The HSE is offering a one single dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and said it is safe to receive this regardless of the original vaccine.

Anyone over the age of 70 will get their vaccine through GP clinics, and will be contacted when one is ready.


Those aged over 60 will get a text message when their appointment is ready and will be given in mass vaccination centres.

IMAGE – Twitter/paulreiddublin”201214-D-BN624-0811″ (CC BY 2.0) by U.S. Secretary of Defense


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