Covid-19 Vaccination 

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The HSE have organised a national electronic/online portal to recruit anyone under 70 and can be seen on HSE website. People under 70  will be vaccinated in several mass vaccination clinics which have already started vaccinating.We cannot vaccinate anybody in the 60 to 69 age group. They will be vaccinated in the Mass vaccination centres whether they are very high or high or no risk they will all be vaccinated there and should register on the HSE website. 

We are now looking for people younger than 60 to add to our list of people at very high risk or high risk of severe Covid infection. If you feel you are in one of these brackets then please email us with your Name, your mobile number , your PPSN,  Doctors name and your condition that puts you in this risk group we will email or phone you with a reply. Send to goatstownmedical@gmail.com. Important to know that if you have had your first vaccine elsewhere we cannot continue your vaccination schedule no matter which vaccine you had. 

Goatstown Medical will finish vaccinating our patients aged over 69 yrs inthe next week. We are glad to hear from you if you are over 69 and have not been contacted by us already. 

IMPORTANT-     When you have been invited to a vaccination appointment by us- see the following advice

You will be recruited by text message to your mobile number so please confirm your mobile number now or if you do not have a mobile can you nominate a relatives mobile number for us to use to contact you. We have a consent form attached above and you will need get a friend or relative to  print this off. Read it , sign it and bring  to the practice with you for the vaccination appointment. It will give you information  and help us to make this run smoothly. Many people are forgetting to bring it and it slows everything down. PLEASE remember to bring the form above with you to your appointment . Wear short sleeves and allow for 15 mins observation time in our waiting room  aftervaccine. 

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

I have an underlying health problem, can I get the vaccine earlier?

- Yes . Email us with your info. We are now looking for people younger than 60 to add to our list of people at very high risk or high risk of severe Covid infection. If you feel you are in one of these brackets then please email us with your Name, your mobile number , your PPSN,your Doctors name and your condition that puts you in this risk group we will email or phone you with a reply. Send to goatstownmedical@gmail.com


What vaccine will I be getting, and can I choose which brand of vaccine I get?

- We understand that we will be getting either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines in the over 70s and likely to be the Prizer in the under 60s. There is no option to choose an alternative brand/vaccine. This is also the case in other countries such as the UK.


How many doses of the vaccine will I need?

- There will be two doses of either  vaccine , Pfiser is adminstered 28 days apart and Astra Zeneca 12 weeks apart.


What are the risks of the vaccine

- All information about the vaccine will be on the HSE website prior to the vaccination and further will be available here prior to the vaccinations


What about patients under 70 with no increased risk?

- While the over 70s age group has been prioritised with the first rollout of vaccines, the HSE have organised a national electronic/online portal to recruit anyone under 70. This is still being changed but can be seen on HSE website. People under 70  will be vaccinated in several mass vaccination clinics which have already started vaccinating .


Astra Zeneca Vaccine information is found at the following link.

https://www2.hse.ie/screening-and-vaccinations/covid-19-vaccine/astrazeneca/overview.html


Vaccine Allocation Groups

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/39038-provisional-vaccine-allocation-groups/


Vaccine Information resource 

https://www2.hse.ie/covid-19-vaccine/


Source of up to date info on the roll out of the vaccine programme

https://www2.hse.ie/screening-and-vaccinations/covid-19-vaccine/rollout-covid-19-vaccines-ireland.html