National COVID-19 Vaccination Roll-Out
The Wheel is partnering with HSE to ensure that charities and community and voluntary organisations have access to accurate and up to date information about the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines.
The vaccine rolled-out is now underway and daily vaccination data is now available to all on the COVID-19 Data Hub and on the COVID-19 Tracker App. (The data is from 48 hours previously to allow for validation.)
The COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Strategy sets out a provisional priority list of groups for vaccination. The Strategy was developed by the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) and Department of Health, endorsed by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET), and approved by Government on 8 December 2020. People who are most at risk from COVID-19 will be vaccinated first.
Frontline healthcare workers working in the following can register to receive a COVID-19 vaccine:
- HSE or HSE-funded organisations
- private hospitals or clinics
- community-based not-for-profit and private healthcare providers not directly funded by the HSE.
Vaccine registration for people aged 25 - 29
Online registration for everyone aged 25-29 opened on Friday, 16 July. People in this age group can all register from this date, and will be offered a vaccine appointment at a HSE vaccination centre within 3 weeks of registering. People aged 18-24 will be invited to register online next.
More than 5.34 million vaccines have been administered in Ireland so far and 66% of adults are fully vaccinated. Over 80% of adults have received at least one dose.
The most up to date information about the vaccination programme, including registration, can be accessed at: www2.hse.ie/covid-19-vaccine
Multi-lingual support: the HSE has launched 36 multi-lingual video messages on the Covid19 vaccine in Ireland. The video messages were developed by Translate Ireland with the support of the National Social Inclusion Office and National Immunisation Office. The videos are now available to view here. Simply select the required language on that page, e.g. Albanian, and you will be able to watch the new video in Albanian and also access other HSE COVID-19 resources in that language.