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Getting your vaccine

You can register online for a COVID-19 vaccine if you aged 16 to 69. This includes healthcare workers in that age group.

COVID-19 vaccines are still available to all frontline healthcare workers who have not yet been vaccinated, regardless of their age. Frontline healthcare workers can get their vaccine quickly by emailing their CHO contact.

You can also go to a ‘walk-in vaccination clinic’ without an appointment if that's an option at a vaccination centre near you (starting Friday 30 July).

Read more about walk-in vaccination clinics, where to find one and what you will need to bring

Healthcare workers can register online

If you are a healthcare worker and have not previously registered for a vaccine, register online for your COVID-19 vaccine through the public registration system.

Everyone who registers online will be offered an mRNA vaccine - either the Moderna or Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

People aged 18 to 34 waiting for their first vaccination appointment will have a choice to opt in or out of getting the AstraZeneca vaccine at a vaccination centre if an mRNA vaccine is not available. You'll be able to opt in through your online registration account.

People aged 18 to 34 and people aged 50 or over also have the option to get a vaccine through a pharmacy, instead of registering online. Many pharmacies are offering the Janssen single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. Find a pharmacy to book your vaccine appointment

Second dose AstraZeneca vaccine

Being fully vaccinated means that you will have better protection against COVID-19 illness. It also gives you better protection against new variants of the virus, including the Delta variant.

If you had your first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, you should get a second dose of the same vaccine.

Getting your second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine

Some people have decided not to get a second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine. If you had a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and you do not want a second dose of AstraZeneca, you can choose to get an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine dose instead. This will mean that you are fully vaccinated.

How to get an mRNA vaccine for your second dose

Frontline healthcare workers

Frontline healthcare workers can also register for their vaccine by email.

You only need to register by email if you have not registered online.

You will get your vaccine at a vaccine clinic in the area you live in.

Things you will need to register by email

Your email should include your:

Where to email

Find the area that you live in the list below.

Email your details to that email address. Only email one address.

Choose the area where you live, not where you work.

Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon Sligo






Limerick, Clare, North Tipperary


Cork, Kerry


Waterford, South Tipperary


Carlow, Wexford, Kilkenny


Dublin South, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Wicklow

Dublin South includes Dublin 2, 4, 14, 16, 18.


Dublin South West, Lucan, Saggart, Rathcoole and Kildare

Dublin South West includes Dublin 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 20, 22, 24


Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath


Dublin North City and County


Getting your vaccine

You will need to bring photo ID and proof of employment to your appointment.

Read more about getting your COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccine support contact

If you have questions about your vaccine, call the HSELive vaccine helpline on 1800 700 700.

The helpline is open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Related items

Vaccinator training

Information for vaccinators

Janssen single-dose vaccine - find a pharmacy

Page last reviewed: 30/12/2020
Next review due: 30/12/2023