Currently people aged 40-69 YEARS OLD are being asked to register by the HSE on their portal for covid vaccination in WIT Arena .
Please see this link to the Booking Portal -> HSE Portal to book vaccine
OR – Phone -LoCall: 1850 24 1850
They are starting with the oldest of us first and working down through age groups.
Patients over 70 years old :
In the unlikely event that you are aged 70 years and older and have NOT been contacted by us already : NB Please contact the surgery and let us know and we will give you an appointment at the next available clinic for your Pfizer vaccine .
For more information on the Pfizer Covid Vaccine you will be receiving please look at the link to the HSE Website -> Covid 19 Vaccines
‘VERY HIGH RISK ‘ and ‘High Risk’ patients aged 18-59 years old , registered with the Practice- COHORT 4 and 7.
We are administering Pfizer Vaccine to this group of registered patients the Pfizer Covid 19 vaccine .
We have been calling people based on the strict HSE Criteria detailed below :
- Diabetes where the patient has HbA1c > 58mmol/ml in last 12 months
- Obesity where patients have a BMI > 40
- Chronic Respiratory Disease where patient is on home oxygen, pre or post transplantation or with a hospital admission related to disease in past year.
- Patients with Prader Willi syndrome
High Risk Patients aged 18-59 years old – COHORT 7
Cancer – Haematological – within 1 -5 years, Non-haematological – within 1 year. All other cancers on non-hormonal treatment.
Chronic heart (and vascular) disease – Chronic heart disease, for example: heart failure, hypertensive cardiac disease.
Chronic kidney disease – Chronic kidney disease with eGFR <30ml/min.
Chronic liver disease– for example: cirrhosis or fibrosis.
Chronic neurological disease or condition – Chronic neurological disease or condition significantly compromising respiratory function and/or the ability to clear secretions, for example: Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy.
Chronic respiratory disease – Other chronic respiratory disease, for example: stable cystic fibrosis, severe asthma (continuous or repeated use of systemic corticosteroids), moderate COPD.
Diabetes – All other diabetes (Type 1 and 2).
Immunocompromised – Immunocompromise due to disease or treatment, for example: high dose systemic steroids (as defined in Immunisation Guidelines for Ireland Chapter 3), persons living with HIV.
Inherited metabolic diseases – Disorders of intermediary metabolism not fulfilling criteria for very high risk.
Intellectual disability* excluding Down Syndrome (already vaccinated in Cohort4).
Obesity – BMI >35 Kg/m2.
Severe mental illness – for example: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, severe depression not already vaccinated elsewhere.
We are calling people based on our patients records here . You can also contact the Practice and let us know if you qualify and have not heard from us already.
OTHER CONSIDERATIONS :
- IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ACCESS THE WIT ARENA OR BOOK VIA THE HSE Portal .
- IF YOU FEEL YOU ARE A PRIORITY FOR VACCINATION AS LISTED ABOVE.
- IF YOU FEEL FOR ANY REASON YOU NEED TO GET YOUR VACCINE IN CATHERINE STREET RATHER THAN IN THE MASS CLINICS PLEASE LET US KNOW . WE WILL CONTINUE (FOR NOW ) TO HAVE A VERY LIMITED SUPPLY OF VACCINES ( DELIVERY EVERY 2 WEEKS ) AND WILL DO OUR BEST TO ACCOMODATE YOU .
There is more information in the other news item on this site titled – ‘ Coronavirus 2021’.
Please be mindful that we are still and always operating a busy Gp Surgery with all of the routine and emergency work that entails . The significant extra workload in terms of vaccination clinics requires additional hours , hard work , a lot of logistics and pressure for everyone here in Catherine Street – most particularly our administration team .
Please be patient and understanding as we work through this very busy and important period.
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