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Frontline healthcare workers: getting your COVID-19 vaccine

Information for frontline healthcare workers on getting their COVID-19 vaccine.

Published: 30 December 2020

Vaccine registration has closed for frontline healthcare workers through the online portal.

You will be offered your vaccine soon if you signed up before midday on Friday 26 March.

Frontline healthcare workers who did not register online

A process is being put in place to vaccinate:

  • frontline healthcare workers who missed the 26 March deadline
  • new frontline healthcare workers
  • those who have recently returned to frontline work after a period of leave

We will let you know how you'll be able to get your vaccine through the usual staff communication channels.

Workers essential to the vaccine programme

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

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

If you are still waiting for your vaccination appointment

If you are a frontline healthcare worker and you registered before midday on Friday 26 March, you will get your appointment details soon. This will be by text message.

Appointments are prioritised based on the guidelines for sequencing and registration process for HCW COVID vaccination (4 pages, 785KB, pdf).

If you are worried about your registration, talk to your manager.

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 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.

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