Portal to open for 18 to 24s to register for AstraZeneca vaccine from Monday
The portal should also open for 18 to 24s to get an mRNA vaccine "by the end of this month".
The Covid-19 vaccine portal is set to open for people aged 18 to 24 to register for the AstraZeneca vaccine from Monday, accoring to HSE CEO Paul Reid.
Speaking to Newstalk on Sunday, the HSE Chief asked younger cohorts to “mind themselves and protect themselves in the coming days and weeks" as Ireland's vaccine rollout continues to progress.
“They are the new vulnerable groups because they aren’t vaccinated,” he said.
Reid added that the portal should open for the 18 to 24 age group to register for AstraZeneca in a vaccine centre by Monday and for an mRNA vaccine by "the end of this month".
“Thankfully 25 to 29s now are fully opened and it is our intention, by the end of this month, that we would further open the portal for mRNA vaccines for the age groups 18 to 24," he said.
“This coming Monday, it does open for 18 to 24s to register and opt-in for the AstraZeneca vaccine in a vaccine centre.
“So, we are increasingly moving down through the ages and there are increasingly more options through pharmacies and vaccine centres and moving down through over the next few weeks."
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.