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Covid -19 Vaccine Reminder for Persons Aged 50 Years & Over.

People aged 50 years and over in the Irish Republic, have been invited, since yesterday, to come forward for their next Covid-19 vaccine booster.
Vaccine boosters doses can be booked online at vaccination clinics HERE.

Note: The Tipperary Vaccination Centre is currently situated at Gortnafleur, Clonmel. (E91 WR29).

Those who are more than 16 weeks pregnant are also invited to book their next booster at a vaccination centre or from participating GPs and pharmacies.

Those aged between 12 years and 49 years with long-term health conditions will be offered their second booster vaccine from next week and healthcare workers will be offered booster vaccines shortly.

The HSE and Children’s Health Ireland will shortly be inviting, through their parents, children aged 5 years to 11 years, who are immunocompromised, and now due to have their first booster.

The health service has warned there is still a small, but important number of persons within our State [150,000 to 200,000 persons], who have not yet been vaccinated against Covid-19.

In the previous 14 days, up to August 23rd last, at least 270 new cases of Covid-19 have been identified and confirmed within the borders of Co. Tipperary. There remains a fake sense of confidence that the disease has vanished, however, future new variants are still a possibility, so it is important for people to get themselves vaccinated.

From October 2022, a third booster, or fifth vaccine dose, will be offered to people aged 65 years and older, together with those aged 12 years and older with weak immune systems.

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has recommended that these stated doses be administered with the seasonal flu vaccine, amid concerns that the State could be facing a bad flu season, in light of Australia’s winter experience over recent weeks.

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