COVID-19 VACCINE

Answers To

Frequently Asked Questions

  • We are expecting our first delivery of vaccines to arrive the weekend of Feb 26th

  • All our patients over age 85 have been invited to book for the vaccine.

  • We will be allocating the vaccine strictly as per HSE guidelines

  • Every two weeks (as we receive stock) we will be inviting patients for vaccine. See table below for estimated date of vaccine delivery for each age group as per HSE.

  • We will invite you for vaccination when it is your turn

  • Please do not phone the surgery with vaccine inquires as our phone lines are very busy.

  • You will be invited to book for vaccine via text. Please ask relative/friend if you have difficulty with this process or contact us. 

  • Vaccination consists of two injections, four weeks apart. 

Age85+

Age 80-84

Age 75-79

Age 70-74

ATTENDING FOR COVID 19 VACCINATION......
HSE Vaccien leaflet

  • You will receive an written information leaflet on the vaccine leaflet at the clinic, but before you attend the surgery we ask you to read the information about the Pfzier BioNtech vaccine here,

  • Side effects may include: mild soreness, redness or swelling at injection site, transient aches and chills, temporary tiredness and sore headAll these effects are usually mild, brief (<48 hours) and self-resolving. Analgesia such as paracetamol can help with these effects.

  • Anaphylaxis Reaction: (severe allergic reaction requiring medical help)You can still get Covid 19 Vaccine if you have had a previous anaphylactic reaction to a food or medicine, as long as it was not a reaction to one of the ingredients of the Pfzier vaccine. You CANNOT get Covid 19 Vaccine if you had an anaphylactic reaction to a previous dose of a Covid 19 Vaccine.

  • You should not get the vaccine if you have tested positive for Covid 19 in the past 4 weeks. 

  • You can park in the reserved spaces outside insomnia or in the Kill O the Grange Church car park beside the surgery. 

  • We advise you to wait in your car if possible until your appointment time.

  • We respectfully ask you to attend your appointment alone, as far as possible unless you need a chaperone. Please note your chaperone will not be vaccinated with you and may be asked to wait outside.

  • Please wear short sleeves as the vaccine will be given in your upper arm.

  • You will be required to wear a mask and sanitize your hands

  • We ask you to observe social distancing at all times

  • This is a vaccine appointment only, - we will not be discussing any other medical issues with you.

  • You will be 'checked in' by by our admin staff and given an appointment for your second vaccine in four weeks time.

  • You will be directed where to go for your vaccine where you will receive the first dose of a two dose vaccine.

  • Please ask your vaccinator if you have any questions about the vaccine. 

  • You will be asked to wait for 15 minutes on the premises after your vaccine where you will be monitored for side effects.

  • You will be invited to leave the premises via a different door to the one you came in.

  • Please re-sanitize your hands as you leave.

  • You will be given a written record card of the vaccines you have received after your second dose in four weeks time. 

  • Please read this After Care Information on the Pfzier Vaccine

  • Please contact us if you are concerned about side effects on (01) 2892116 or Out of Ours service at EDOC (01) 2234500 

We will do our best to keep our vaccination clinics running on time. We appreciate your patience and co-operation with these measures and are very happy to be able to offer you your vaccination to keep you and our community safe. 

WHICH VACCINE WILL I GET?

There are three different Covid 19 vaccines available in Ireland, Pfzier, Moderna and AstraZenca. You will not have a choice as to which vaccine you will receive. the Pfzier BioNtech vacine is the one which has been allocated to our practice. Please click below for more information below on each of the vaccines.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I RECEIVE MY VACCINE

Before you leave the surgery you will receive an appointment for your second vaccine for four weeks later. Please read information below on what to expect after you receive your vaccine.