16 and 17 year olds invited to register for a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine from today
- Register online or by phone at 1800 700 700 for HSE vaccination centre appointments
Everyone over the age of 16 living in Ireland can register for their COVID-19 vaccine from today. This invitation includes all people aged 16 and 17, including those within this age range who may be in another vaccine allocation group and are not yet vaccinated.
The quickest and easiest way to register is online with a Personal Public Service (PPS) number, Eircode, a mobile phone number and an email address. Alternatively, people can call HSELive on 1800 700 700 to register on the phone. People who don’t have a PPSN can also be vaccinated and can register on the phone with HSElive.
Once successfully registered, we will send people their appointment details by text message. People who register will be given an appointment at a HSE vaccination centre.
Vaccine options for people aged 16 and 17
In line with NIAC guidance, people aged 16 and 17 who register for the vaccine will be offered a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine through a vaccination centre.
People who register and are scheduled for a vaccination at a HSE Vaccination Centre will also receive an SMS with a link which allows them to give consent to accept their allocated vaccine online, before they attend for their vaccination. The text message includes a link to further information on their vaccine, as well as a link to answer some medical questions and give consent. This step is designed to make it as simple and quick as possible for people to get their vaccine.
Attending a vaccination centre
Appointments have been spaced out to keep everybody safe. People are asked to arrive on time for their appointment but not more than 5 minutes before their appointment.
Last updated on: 27 / 07 / 2021