All patients receiving a Covid-19 Booster vaccination in Sirona Medical will receive either the Moderna vaccine or the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine. Both of these are mRNA vaccines which have been internationally recommended as Booster vaccines. They are both highly effective in reducing severe disease, hospitalisation and death from Covid-19.
There is no choice of vaccine as the vaccine supply is decided by the HSE and vaccine availability and we must administer in line with the HSE criteria.
Please read the booster vaccine information leaflets here before you attend.
Please read the vaccine information using the links above before you attend. Some people will experience some side effects in the 48 hours after the vaccine, including sore arm, fever, headaches and generalized aches and pains. These can be treated with paracetamol and should resolve within 2-3 days.
Please note a fever following vaccination is a common expected side effect but if you experience a fever/high temperature lasting more than 48 hours and/or any symptoms of COVID (cough/ shortness of breath / chest tightness / loss of smell or taste) please contact the practice.
If you have a history of anaphylaxis to any vaccine you should let us know. If you think you may be allergic to any component of the Moderna or Pfizer BioNTech Comirnaty vaccine, please let us know, as you may not be eligible for the vaccine. Please contact the practice to discuss this if you have concerns around vaccine allergy.
Please ensure you continue to adhere to public health guidance regarding cough etiquette, social distancing and hand washing following your vaccination. If you develop ANY symptoms of head-cold / flu / sinus / respiratory infection, please contact the practice and we will postpone your appointment until your symptoms are fully cleared.
The Covid-19 vaccination programme, including the Boosters has a significant impact on the availability of appointments for all other general and regular consultations. It is however, a very important part of our national and community response to Covid-19 and is vital to provide additional protection for all patients against severe Covid-19 disease, hospitalisation and death.
We are very grateful for the patience and understanding of all our patients during the continued rollout of this complex COVID-19 vaccination programme.