Let’s get jabbed!
Who said it only goes downhill from 30, eh? Quite the opposite in fact. And now, to prove that even more, anyone over the age of 30 will be able to book their Covid-19 vaccine from next week.
First, Health Minister Stephen Donnelly confirmed the news on Twitter yesterday in an update on the vaccination status in Ireland.
The progress in our COVID-19 Vaccination programme continues.
* AstraZeneca 2nd doses for those aged 60-69 to be completed in coming weeks
* 351,000 vaccines administered last week.
📢 @HSELive planning to open registration for those age 30-34 towards the end of next week 👏 pic.twitter.com/hCxuYSJZOd
— Stephen Donnelly (@DonnellyStephen) July 1, 2021
And then, in dramatic fashion, Donnelly broke the news this morning that those aged 18-34 would be able to book able to book their first vaccine dose from Monday, July 5. Pharmacies will be permitted to administer doses from this day, with the vaccine portal open to this group from Monday, July 12.
'As of Monday pharmacies, about 750 pharmacies around the country, will begin vaccinatiing people 18-34 with Janssen' Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly tells RTÉ's @MorningIreland | https://t.co/pugGDS67fr pic.twitter.com/l3Rw146BSo
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) July 2, 2021
Remember, if you’re registering for the vaccine, you will need your PPS number, Eircode, phone number and email address. You can register here through the HSE website, or through the Covid-19 helpline between the hours of 8am-8pm.
News also has been confirmed that anyone who refuses their offer for an appointment three times will not be asked again, in a bid to reduce wastage of vaccines. Anyone who would like one after this point must call the helpline to be reinstated.