COVID-19 Vaccine - Booster Dose

The protection from previous doses or a COVID-19 infection may weaken over time. Booster doses help boost your antibodies and give you good protection from becoming seriously ill or needing to go to hospital if you get COVID-19.

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Spring Booster Campaign

It has been confirmed that the 2024 Spring Booster Campaign commences on 22nd April 2024 and will continue until 31st May 2024.

While the campaign was originally due finish at the end of May, this has now been extended to mid-June to enable completion of the programme.

    Who can get a Spring Booster

    • Those aged 80 years and older.
    • Those living in long-term care facilities for older adults.
    • Those aged 5 years and older with immunocompromise associated with a suboptimal response to vaccination. Please note: Pharmacists can only administer COVID-19 vaccines to those aged 12 years and over.
    • NIAC also recommend that the Spring booster should be made available for those aged 70-79 years who, following discussion with a healthcare provider (including your pharmacist), request vaccination.
    • In addition, pregnant women, in the appropriate stage of pregnancy and where the appropriate time since last dose of vaccine has elapsed, remain eligible for booster doses throughout the year.

    Interval between prior Covid-19 Vaccines or Prior Covid Infection

    In line with NIAC guidance; those eligible may be offered the spring booster at a 3 months interval after their last COVID-19 vaccine or infection to ensure they get their spring booster before the end of May.

    While the spring booster programme is aimed for completion by the end of May, it is recognised that in some cases, given the timeframe, vaccinations may run into June. Ideally all spring boosters should be completed by 14th June, this will then allow for a sufficient period of time to elapse, to enable those vaccinated to receive their autumn booster.

    To find out if you are eligible for a booster dose, follow this link:

     

    Flu Vaccine 

    Available now

    The flu is a contagious viral infection that spreads every winter. Getting the flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself against flu.The best time to get the flu vaccine is before the flu season starts each year.

    Follow this link to find out if you are eligible for the free Flu Vaccine for at risk patients:

    https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/flu/getting-the-vaccine/

    If you are not eligible for a free flu vaccine, private flu vaccines are available for €30.00.

    For more information on the Flu vaccine follow this link: 

    https://cobhpharmacy.ie/pages/flu-vaccination

    To book your flu vaccine follow this link: 

    https://cobhpharmacy.healthschedul.com/schedule/CobhPharmacy/Flu_Vaccine

     

    The Nasal Flu Vaccine for Children is curently unavailable and will not return until the end of 2024. This flu season, all children aged 2 to 17 will be offered the nasal flu vaccine for freeAlthough the Nasal Flu Vaccine is unavailable, the injectable vaccine can be given to all children over the age of 6 months.

    Shingles Vaccine

    We are now offering the shingles vaccine here at Cobh Pharmacy.

    Two doses of the vaccine provide strong protection against shingles and postherpetic neuralgia, also known as nerve pain, the most common complication of shingles.

    In adults 50 to 69 years old with healthy immune systems, Shingrix was 97% effective in preventing shingles; in adults 70 years and older, Shingrix was 91% effective.

    Unfortunately, the vaccine is not available through the medical card or drug payment schemes. Thankfully, following a consultation with one of our pharmacists we can provide the vaccine here in the pharmacy without the need for you to visit your GP or obtain a prescription.

    The vaccine consists of two doses (240€ per dose) administered ideally two months apart.

    Following dose one, our pharmacist will provide you with an information leaflet for the vaccine as well as your vaccination card. They will then call you before dose two to arrange your second and final appointment.

    For more information, pop in-store for a consultation with one of our pharmacists, or simply give us a call on 021-4811341.