THE LATEST NEWS FROM NIAC – who should get another Booster ?
All those aged 65 years and older (a 4th COVID-19 vaccine dose) All those aged 12 or older with immunocompromise associated with suboptimal response to vaccines, at the time of primary or booster vaccination (a 5th COVID-19 vaccine dose).
What are Immunocompromising conditions or treatment ? See this link -> HSE information
No other groups are recommended a second booster dose at this time.
We have been contacting people 65 years and older offering the Covid Booster vaccine here in Catherine Street.
You can also phone the surgery for an appointment . We will be running vaccine clinics until early June .
The aim of offering a second booster is to protect those most at risk of hospitalisation and severe breakthrough infection.
The second booster vaccine is recommended at least four months after the first booster.
It is recommended to defer the second booster vaccine for minimum of 4 months following infection of Covid 19 .
New website for healthcare advice in your own language: This service is mainly in relation to Covid 19 but is expanding to make accessible translated medical information for other health issues too – please click on this link -> Translateireland