Covid-19 vaccine portal to open for those aged 40-44 from Wednesday 3 months ago

Covid-19 vaccine portal to open for those aged 40-44 from Wednesday

Fantastic news.

The Covid-19 vaccine portal is set to open for those aged 40-44 as of Wednesday, beginning with 44-year-olds.

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The registration will then begin for those aged 43 on Thursday and continue on in this pattern throughout the following days.

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly confirmed the news on Monday saying he was "delighted" to be able to share the news.

"Delighted to be able to share that the online registration for a Covid-19 vaccine for those aged 40-44 will commence this Wednesday, 2 June - starting with those aged 44 that day and those aged 43 on Thursday and so on," he said.

To register online for a vaccine, you will need a mobile phone number, an email address, your PPS number and your Eircode.

If you do not have these things, you are advised to call the Covid-19 helpline to register by phone instead.

For more information on how to register for a Covid-19 vaccine in Ireland using the new portal, check out JOE's handy guide here.

While last Friday's cyber attack against the HSE has caused major disruptions to health services across the country, HSE CEO Paul Reid stated at the weekend that the Covid-19 vaccine rollout is continuing and encouraged people to register on the portal.

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Asked if it was safe for people to use the portal to register for vaccinations, Reid responded: "Very much so. [We] very much encourage everybody to do it.

"For a brief time yesterday, we took that online system down... We did all the testing on that and that's up and running functionally perfect," he explained.

"On the vaccination programme, just to say, it does continue at pace. The vaccination centres are all up and running at full steam. People will get appointments for next week so please come forward."