March 21st, 2022
All children aged 12 to 15 are being offered a COVID-19 vaccine booster.
The protection that your child has from their initial COVID-19 vaccines may weaken over time. Their booster dose should give them better protection and reduce their chances of getting seriously ill.
It is especially important for children with high risk health conditions, or if a family member is more at risk.
Most children can get their booster six months after their last COVID-19 vaccine. If they had COVID-19 since their last vaccine, they will need to wait six months after diagnosis before they get their booster.
You can book an appointment at a HSE vaccination centre on a day and time that suits you at hse.ie/book. You can also attend a HSE walk-in vaccine clinic without an appointment. Find clinic times and locations near you at hse.ie.
A parent or legal guardian must attend the appointment to give consent. If this isn’t possible, you can call our team in HSELive on 1800 700 700.