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Coronavirus

Information for health care workers is available on healthservice.hse.ie Coronavirus guidance documents are available on hpsc.ie

Healthcare workers COVID-19 vaccine registration

If you are a frontline healthcare worker, you can register for your COVID-19 vaccine if you work in a:

  • HSE or HSE-funded organisation
  • private hospital or clinics
  • community based not-for-profit or private healthcare provider not directly funded by the HSE

Registration is not open to members of the public or other groups yet.

Using the registration portal

Read advice for healthcare workers on:

Pharmacists and dentists

Read portal registration advice for pharmacists and dentists.

COVID-19 vaccine registration support contact

If you have problems completing the registration online contact our customer support team.

You can also call the HSELive vaccine helpline on 01 240 8746.

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

When other groups can register

We are currently accepting registrations from frontline healthcare workers.

We will let all other healthcare workers know when it is time to register.

This includes:

  • healthcare workers not in direct patient or service user contact
  • people providing essential health services, for example, management, administration
  • other non-patient or service user facing personnel

This is in line with the government’s provisional vaccine allocation groups.

People over the age of 70 are the next group to be vaccinated. We will offer vaccines to other groups as vaccine supply becomes available.

Read more about the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.

Before you register

You will need to identify what group you are in from page 2 of our sequencing guidance document.

Appointments will be scheduled based on the priority group you are in. How early you register will have no impact on how quickly you will get the vaccine.

You will not get your vaccine unless you register through the healthcare worker COVID-19 vaccines portal.

You need a Personal Public Service (PPS) number to register online. Talk to your line manager if you do not have one. They will tell you how you can get your vaccine.

If you have already been invited to get your vaccine or have had your vaccine, you do not need to register.

After you register

Once you register, you will get a confirmation email.

You will later receive another email with a:

  • vaccine appointment date
  • vaccine appointment date location
  • link to give your consent for your vaccine

If you have trouble using the link to give your consent, talk to your line manager.

Your vaccination appointment

You will not receive an appointment immediately after you register.

Appointments will be prioritised based on the Guidelines for sequencing and registration process for HCW COVID vaccination (4 pages, 784.19KB, pdf).

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

Read more about getting your COVID-19 vaccine.

Updating or changing your registration details

To update or change your details after you have registered:

  1. Log in to the registration portal using the email address that you registered with.
  2. Click on the ‘My Profile’ link in the top right hand corner of the screen.
  3. Select ‘My Profile’ and click on the edit button.

If you have problems updating your information, click on the link at the top of the page for 'registration portal support issues'. You can use this online form to contact the registration support team.

You may see a message saying: 'Sorry, as your registration status does not meet the required field criteria to continue, you are not allowed to proceed further'.

This does not mean you will not get a vaccine. It just means you cannot continue to update your consent or medical details on this portal. You will be able to do this in person when you are getting your vaccine.

Any updates to your personal details will be saved. If you saw a screen telling you that you are eligible for your vaccine, you will still get your vaccine.

AstraZeneca vaccine

The COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine has been approved for use in Ireland.

Healthcare workers will get this vaccine in 2 doses. The second dose will be 12 weeks after their first. Healthcare workers aged 65 or over will get their second dose 6 weeks after the first.

Information leaflet about the COVID-19 vaccine (COVID-19 vaccine AstraZeneca) (PDF, 3MB, 12 pages)

What you can expect after your COVID-19 vaccine (COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca) (PDF, 197 KB, 2 pages)

Register for your COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccination guidance for healthcare workers

Letter from CCO to Frontline healthcare workers 5 february 2021.pdf (size 484.8 KB)

Guidelines for sequencing and registration process for HCW COVID vaccination.pdf (size 803 KB)

COVID-19 vaccinator training

Access training programmes for the COVID-19 Vaccines on HSELanD

COVID-19 vaccinator course for nurses and midwives

This programme is for registered nurses and midwives. It aims to develop, maintain and update the skills to safely give COVID-19 vaccines under medicine protocol.

How to access it on HSeLanD

  1. Go to ‘course catalogues’.
  2. Click ‘COVID-19 resource packs’.
  3. Click ‘COVID-19 vaccine’.

COVID-19 vaccine webinar series

The webinar series has 10 training videos to support vaccinators who are already trained in immunisation practice.

How to access it on HSeLanD

  1. Go to ‘course catalogues’.
  2. Click ‘clinical skills’.

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