Friday, April 22, 2022

People aged 65 years and over and those over 12 with weaker immune systems will be able to receive a second Covid-19 booster vaccine from today.

It follows guidance from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC).

Appointments can be booked online to receive the booster at HSE vaccination centres, while participating GPs and Pharmacies will begin giving second boosters in the coming weeks.

Immunologist Dr Lara Dungan, explained why people should sign up to get their fourth dose of a Covid jab.

“There may be vaccine fatigue out there in the community at the moment, but it’s really important to remember that every different vaccine works in a different way and it works for a different length of time.

“There’s evidence that the vaccine wanes after a certain length of time, so it is believed that this extra booster shot will really help to boost immunity and it should help to reduce the number of Covid cases.”

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