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Covid-19 / Booster Vaccine

Covid-19 / Booster Vaccine

COVID-19 Pfizer Boosters are currently being administered in accordance with the HSE vaccination policy.   

Autumn - winter booster doses are available now in the pharmacy

For those

  • age 50 or older
  • age 12 or older with a weak immune system
  • age 12 to 49 with a condition that puts you at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19
  • healthcare workers
  • Pregnant women

We are offering the adapted Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine as a booster dose. This is an mRNA vaccine.  Adapted vaccines work in the same way as the original Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. But they are expected to give even more protection against COVID-19 variants, including Omicron variants.

You can get your COVID-19 booster and flu vaccine at the same time.

You may experience an increase in side effects after getting both vaccines together. These will be mild and should not last long.

Side effects

Side effects may include:

  • pain in your arm (or arms) where you had the vaccines
  • fatigue (feeling tired)
  • headache
  • muscle aches and pain
  • If you feel uncomfortable, take paracetamol or ibuprofen following the instructions on the box or leaflet.

To Book your Covid-19 / Booster Vaccine


  • Following an anaphylactic reaction to a first dose of a Covid Vaccine
  • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients contained in the vaccine as listed further below
  • If you have had mastocytosis, myocarditis, pericarditis,
  • If you have a bleeding disorder or are on anticoagulation therapy, you may need to go to a specialist centre to receive the vaccine. 
  • If you are awaiting a Covid PCR Test Appointment or Results or if you have had a positive antigen test.


  • You should allow at least 30 minutes in total for your vaccination appointment as you are required to be observed after your vaccination for 15 minutes.
  • Please be on time but do not arrive to the pharmacy more than 5 minutes before your appointment
  • You will be sent a reminder prior to your appointment
  • If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment please use the link we send to you or email us on
  • Adults should arrive for their vaccination unaccompanied where possible


  • Please where a loose fitting top so that your upper arm is easily accessible
  • Bring photo ID
  • If you have not already supplied your PPS number, mobile number etc we will ask you to complete these on a form when you come. This is to log all of this information to the PharmaVax System where we record your vaccine.


Please read the relevant information about your assigned vaccine prior to your appointment. Leaflets will also be available at the pharmacy when you arrive for your vaccination. 

Comirnaty PfizerBioNTech Vaccine leaflet

VACCINE EXCIPIENT LIST for PfizerBioNTech Vaccine: polyethylene glycol/macrogol (PEG) is  part of ALC-0159, ALC-0315

  • (4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate) (ALC-0315)
  • 2-[(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide (ALC-0159)
  • 1,2-Distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DSPC)
  • Cholesterol 
  • Trometamol
  • Trometamol Hydrochloride
  • Sucrose 
  • Water for injections 


For more up-to-date Covid related information please follow the links below or contact the HSE on 1850 24 1850.

Health Products Regulatory Authority

HSE Immunisation website

Information about the booster dose for health professionals

Information about the booster dose for patients


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