COVID Boosters explained

COVID-19 vaccines are strongly recommended to protect you from serious illness from COVID-19 (coronavirus). If you have not yet been vaccinated, find out how to get your COVID-19 vaccine.

All about ‘boosters’

If you have received a COVID-19 vaccine, you will be contacted by your GP/public healthcare worker about receiving a booster dose if you fall into either one of these categories:

If you are aged 65 to 79 but do not live in long-term residential care, you do not need a booster dose at this time.

What is a booster?

As we age, our body’s immune response to vaccination is weaker, which means protection gets weaker over time. A booster dose helps the immune system to build back up its resistance to an illness, in this case COVID -19, and prevents you from becoming seriously ill if exposed to the virus.

How will I get my booster?*

*Information from HSE website

If you have any questions or concerns about the COVID booster vaccine, get in touch with us here at Poppintree Pharmacy, or speak to your GP.