The online booking system for the Covid-19 booster vaccine has officially been opened by the HSE from today.
This announcement follows from the news that there will be a change in the vaccination programme, now reducing the length of time people need to wait before getting their booster and having Covid.
It has been confirmed by the Government that the wait time between booster doses for those who have had Covid recently has been shortened from six to three months.
The Health Service Executive has announced that certain members of the public will now be able to schedule and book their own booster appointment online as a small number of clinics open today.
The online system is open for anyone aged 40 and older, or 30 and older who are either pregnant, a healthcare worker, have an underlying condition or are in a long-term healthcare facility.
The new appointment system is similar to the one used to book PCR tests.
Members of the public are being given the option to book appointments at Croke Park in Dublin, the National Show Centre, Swords, in Co Dublin, Astro Active Centre, in Enniscorthy in Co Wexford all from this morning with over 3,000 appointments available.
From tomorrow, you will be able to book an appointment at Scoil Carmel in Limerick.
The HSE has also confirmed that these new clinics will be giving the Moderna vaccine only, with the portal available now on the HSE website.
Walk-in clinics scheduled appointment clinics are also set to open in other areas.
Chief Executive of the HSE Paul Reid said yesterday was another record day for the vaccination and booster programme, with 108,000 vaccines being administered in one day, 103,000 of which were boosters.
He added in his tweet that 186,000 vaccines have been administered in two days, with 1.7 million people having received either a booster or a third dose.