APPOINTMENTS NOW AVAILABLE FOR SECOND BOOSTER FOR ELIGIBLE PATIENTS AT SIRONA MEDICAL – Information for Patients Aged Over 65.
(SECOND BOOSTER CLINICS NOW COMPLETED AT SIRONA MEDICAL)
A second dose Booster is now recommended for patients who are at a higher risk from serious Covid-19 illness.
Patients eligible for a second dose booster are:
- Patients aged 65 years and over or
- Patients with a weak immune system as a result of illness or medication (this is a very specific list – please click here for more information on eligibility)
Clinics are now being arranged at Sirona Medical for second dose Boosters for eligible patients, in accordance with vaccine availability. Dates and availability will be announced on this website and on our Facebook page as clinics are arranged, so please keep checking back for ongoing updates. Scroll down for booking links.
In order to be eligible to receive the Covid-19 Booster vaccine at Sirona Medical, you need to be a registered patient of the practice and be:
- Aged 65 years or over. You will receive the Moderna vaccine, in line with the national public health recommendations for your age group.
- Aged between 16 and 65, with a weak immune system as a result of illness or treatment. You will receive the Moderna vaccine if aged over 30 years; you will receive the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine if aged under 30 years, in line with the national public health recommendations for your age group. Please click here if you are in this category, for more information.
Only patients in these categories can currently receive a second Booster dose of Covid-19 vaccine. You see full details here on the HSE website as to why a second Booster is recommended for you.
How soon can you receive your second Booster dose of vaccine?
- You can get your second booster at least 4 months (at least 120 days) after your first booster. You can check the date of your first booster on your digital COVID cert.
- If you have had COVID-19 since your first booster, wait at least 4 months after you tested positive or from when your symptoms started.
Appointments must be booked online where possible. This is to try and reduce the amount of administration involved in these large clinics. If you are not familiar with online booking, please ask a family member or friend to help you.
Appointments are limited to what we can safely provide, based on staff and practice capacity. Scroll down for booking links. Appointments will be booked on a first come, first served basis as per the online system. If you are unable to make an appointment online due to lack of access etc., you may contact the practice and ask Reception staff to place your name on a reserve list for an appointment. Please only do this if you are genuinely unable to access the online booking. If you cannot get an appointment on the clinic dates advertised because they are fully booked, please check back again next week for later clinics.
If you are eligible for the Booster vaccine and cannot secure an appointment with us that suits you, you have the option of attending a HSE vaccination centre for your booster. See more information about HSE clinics here. We would urge patients to take the first available Booster vaccine but please do cancel any other appointments made so someone else can be offered the slot.
These clinics require a huge amount of administration and clinical input, at a time when demand is high for appointments and GP services. Please bear in mind that staff are doing their best to help arrange these Booster appointments.
There may be an impact on availability of general appointments as we do our best to help in providing these Boosters – please bear this in mind and allow plenty of time for routine appointment bookings.
Please do not book a vaccination appointment if you have any flu-like / head-cold / respiratory or Covid-19 symptoms as you cannot enter the surgery with symptoms.