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IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATES FROM HSE

January 14th, 2022

Changes to isolation and close contact rules: From today, Friday 14th January, the rules around self-isolation and close contacts have changed. As before, if you have symptoms of COVID-19 you should immediately self-isolate and get tested. People aged 0-3 and people aged 40 and over and all healthcare workers should get a PCR test. People aged 4-39 should use antigen tests, unless they have higher risk health conditions or are healthcare workers. People who have had their booster no longer have to restrict movements if they become a close contact but don’t have symptoms.

COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 5-11: COVID-19 vaccine registration remains open for children aged 5-11. A parent or legal guardian can register and give consent here here.

COVID-19 booster for people with weak immune systems: People who have a weak immune system, also called immunocompromised, can now get a booster dose. People in this group were offered a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and can now get a booster dose if it has been 3 months since their third dose. See below for information on how to get your booster dose – you can use any of the options outlined in the next section.

COVID-19 vaccine booster

People aged 16 and older can get their COVID-19 vaccine booster dose now. Find more information on the different options you have to get your vaccine booster here.

Vaccination clinics

We continue to operate clinics for dose 1 and dose 2 vaccinations (for people aged 12 years and over), and booster vaccine clinics for healthcare workers, pregnant women and for people over the age of 16. Find the full list of clinics by county here.

COVID-19 Testing 

Full details of how to get tested are available here.

 

 

 

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Categories: Covid-19

1. Muscular Dystrophies

  • Becker muscular dystrophy
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Manifesting carrier of Duchenne
  • Congenital muscular dystrophy
  •     •  General
  •     •  MDC1A (merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy)
  •     •  Rigid spine syndrome (RSS)
  •     •  Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophies
  •     •  Bethlem myopathy
  • Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy
  • Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
  • Limb-girdle types of muscular dystrophy (LGMD)
  •     •  General
  •     •  LGMD 1B (also known as Laminopathy)
  •     •  LGMD 1C (also known as Caveolinopathy)
  •     •  LGMD 2A (also known as Calpainopathy)
  •     •  LGMD 2B (also known as Dysferlinopathy)
  •     •  LGMD 2I
  • Ocular myopathies including ocularopharangeal muscular dystrophy

2. Myotonic Disorders

  • Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy
  • Myotonia
  • Myotonic Dystrophy

3. Congenital Myopathies

  • Central Core Myopathy
  • Congenital Fibre-type Disproportion Myopathy
  • Minicore (Multicore) myopathy
  • Myotubular or Centronuclear myopathy
  • Nemaline myopathy

4. Mitochondrial Myopathies

  • Mitochondrial Myopathies

5. Metabolic Disorders

  • Metabolic disorders (general)
  • McArdle’s Disease
  • Pompe’s Disease

6. Periodic Paralyses

  • Periodic Paralyses

7. Autoimmune Myositis

  • Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis and Sarcoid myopathy
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis
  • Inclusion body myositis

8. Spinal Muscular Atrophies

  • Severe (Type I)
  • Intermediate (Type II)
  • Mild (Type III)
  • Adult spinal muscular atrophy

9. Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathies

  • (Also known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth or Peroneal muscular atrophy)

10. Disorders of the Neuromuscular Junction

  • Congenital myasthenic syndromes
  • Myasthenia Gravis

11. Friedreich’s Ataxia

  • Friedreich’s Ataxia

12. Other (Please Specify)

13. Unspecified