The Covid 19 Vaccine is Here

“COVID-19 is a highly infectious disease which can cause serious illness, hospitalisation and even death.

The COVID-19 vaccine will offer you protection from COVID-19. If you do catch COVID-19 after vaccination, you should be protected from the serious illness the virus can sometimes cause.

The vaccine is not mandatory. But we strongly recommend that you get the vaccine as soon as it is available to you.

People who are most at risk from COVID-19 will get the vaccine first.

The COVID-19 vaccine is free. The vaccines will not be available privately.

Our aim in offering the vaccine to the population is to protect people and reduce the illness and deaths caused by this virus” -.HSE For more information click here

Close contacts of Confirmed cases do not automatically get a test

“We are not referring close contacts for testing at the moment. We are prioritising people with symptoms.” – HSE

We are at full capacity for COVID-19 tests and need to prioritise people who have symptoms. Close contacts will not be tested during this time. If you are a close contact you need to restrict your movements (stay at home), even if you feel well. If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 self-isolate (stay in your room) and phone your GP for further advice.

You can get a free test for COVID-19 (coronavirus) if you have symptoms of COVID-19 and your GP thinks you need to be tested.