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Getting your vaccine

Registration for COVID-19 vaccines is now open for all people aged 60 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.

If you registered for your vaccine before March 26

We are sending a text message to healthcare workers that registered on the healthcare worker vaccination portal. The text will come from a number ending 425. If you want to schedule an appointment please text YES back to this number. Your nearest vaccination centre will send you an appointment by text.

You will need to bring photographic ID and proof of employment as a frontline healthcare worker. This can be your workplace identification, or a letter that confirms you are a frontline healthcare worker.

If you have already had dose 1 or dose 2 please text NO back to this number. This will not affect any record of previous vaccinations, any scheduled appointments or future vaccination appointments you may have.

If you are not a frontline healthcare worker but registered on the healthcare worker portal, you should text NO back to the number. You will then be able to register for your vaccine when your age group is being called to register. The definition of a frontline healthcare worker is published in this guide: Guidelines for Sequencing and Registration Process for HCW COVID Vaccination (4 pages, 785KB, pdf)

Healthcare workers aged 54-69

If you are a healthcare worker aged 54 to 69 and have not previously registered for a vaccine, register online for your COVID-19 vaccine through the public registration system.

Healthcare workers aged 50-59

We're inviting people aged 53 to register online from Monday 10 May.

If you are aged:

  • 52 – register on Tuesday 11 May, or any time after
  • 51 – register on Wednesday 12 May, or any time after
  • 50 – register on Thursday 13 May, or any time after

Healthcare workers aged under 50

If you are a frontline healthcare worker under the age of 50, you can register for your vaccine by email.

You only need to do this if you did not register online.

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

Things you 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

Cavan, Monaghan

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


Workers essential to the vaccine programme

Workers essential to the vaccine programme are in priority group 6 of the Government’s vaccine allocation groups.

See the full list of provisional vaccine groups on

If you are in this group we will let you know when it is time for you to get your vaccine. We'll do this through the usual staff communication channels.

Read more about the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines

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 01 240 8746.

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

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Last updated: 29 April 2021 at 12.40pm

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