Curraheen Clinic Covid-19 Vaccination Programme 2021
The Covid-19 vaccination programme in General Practice has started. At Curraheen Clinic we will be commencing vaccination of registered patients of the practice over the age of 85 on Friday February 19th. If you are in this group we will contact you to arrange an appointment time. We will then proceed to vaccinate the following groups in turn 80 – 85, 75 – 80 and finally 70 – 75. We expect this to be at 2 week intervals from February 19th. This is a two dose vaccination schedule with the second dose 28 days after the first.
We will be administering the Pfizer / BioNTech Comirnaty vaccine. We are requesting that all patients over the age of 70 who are eligible for the vaccine at Curraheen Clinic to accurately fill out the registration form in the link at the end of this page. This will allow for more efficient running of our clinics and free up the surgery phone lines for medical issues.
We will contact patients in each age group when the vaccine becomes available. You will either
- receive a text inviting you to book a time slot on your assigned day via our website
- or you will get a text with a confirmed appointment time.
You can get further information on Covid-19 vaccines from the HSE website which can be accessed from this link
When you attend for vaccination please wear short sleeves or a lose neck top. You will need to wait in the surgery for 15 minutes after the vaccine has been administered.
The Pfizer/BioNTech Comirnaty vaccine is an mRNA vaccine that teaches your body to make a protein that will trigger an immune response. It does not use a live virus.
Please do not take the vaccine if you ever have had a severe allergic reaction to any of the substances in the vaccine. Please read the patient information leaflet to see the list of substances in the vaccine. This information can be found at this link
Do not attend for vaccination if you are currently sick with a high temperature > 38C
Please inform the practice if you have ever had a severe allergic reaction after any other vaccine
How the vaccine is given
The vaccine is given into the muscle in your upper arm. You will receive 2 injections 28 days apart. You will be given your second appointment when you attend for your first vaccine.
All vaccines can cause side-effects. Most of these are mild and self-limiting. More information is available on the links above.
Register for Covid-19 vaccination at Curraheen Clinic