Covid – 19 Vaccination
We hope to commence Covid-19 vaccinations for those over 70 in the coming weeks.
We will initially begin vaccinating patients in the over 85 age group and then proceed to vaccinate the following groups in turn. 80-85, 75-80, 70-75
We will be administering the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine
We will contact patients in each age group when the vaccine becomes available
You can get further information on getting you covid-19 vaccine from the HSE website which can be accessed from the link below
The vaccine is strictly for those age 70and over.
The vaccine will be given in the surgery on specially appointed days
When you attend for the vaccine please wear short sleeves or loose neck top.
Please attend no more than 5 minutes before your appointment time
You will need to remain in the surgery for 15minutes after vaccine is given
Please read the information leaflet on the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine “cormirnaty”
You will be asked to confirm your consent to vaccination, and to confirm you have read the information leaflet when you attend for your appointment
Please tell your GP before vaccination
1 If you ever had a severe allergic reaction after any other vaccine injection.
2 If you currently have an infection with a high-temperature over 38°C.
3 If you have a problem with bleeding or bruising or take blood thinning medication.
4 If your immune system does not work properly or take medicines that weaken the immune system.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding tell your doctor. We will discuss with you the relative risks and benefits of the vaccine.
How are the vaccines given
The vaccine is given into the muscle in your upper arm.
You will receive 2 injections. You will be told when you need to return for a 2nd injection. It is usually given 3 to 4 weeks following the first injection
Possible side effects
All vaccines can cause side effects. Most of these are mild to moderate and short term. The following link gives information on side effects.
Very common– may affect more than one in 10 people
Tenderness, pain, redness, itching, swelling at injection site.
Joint pain or muscle ache
Common may affect up to one in 10 people
Lump at the injection site.
Flu like symptoms.
Uncommon –may affect 1 in 100 people
Enlarged lymph nodes.
Sweating, itch or skin rash.
Bells Palsy may occur in 1 in 10,000 people. This causes facial weakness which resolves in the majority of cases.