Second COVID-19 Vaccine Available For Immunocompromised And Over 65s

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People aged over 65 and any people with a weak immune system can now avail of a second Covid vaccine booster.

Appointments can be made for the booster at a vaccination centre using the HSE website and participating GPs and pharmacies will also begin giving the second booster in the coming weeks.

Earlier this month, the National Immunisation Advisory Committee recommended a second booster (a fourth dose) for everyone over 65 years, to be given generally six months after the last vaccination.

It also recommended a second booster for everyone aged 12 years and older who has a weak immune system, For children aged 5-11 years, they are to be offered a third dose to complete their vaccination schedule.

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For the latest information on the Covid-19 Vaccine Programme, please visit hse.ie/covid-19-vaccine