HSE update – 23 April – COVID-19 vaccination programme

April 23rd, 2021

The vaccination programme continues to be rolled out nationwide, and as of 20th April 1,240,965 vaccines have been administered in Ireland.

Group 3 – aged 70 and over
Vaccination of people aged 70 and over continues by GPs, who are now largely vaccinating the group aged 70 to 74.  Our National Ambulance Service is also providing vaccines to people aged 70 and over who cannot leave home to be vaccinated.

Group 4 – aged 16-69 with very high risk conditions
Vaccinations, for people aged 16-69 with certain health conditions that put them at very high risk is underway. 104,082 vaccines were administered to people in Group 4 as of Tuesday, 20th April.

If you are aged 60-69 and have a health condition that puts you at very high risk and if you haven’t been given an appointment through your hospital or healthcare team yet, please register here for your vaccine. All people aged 60-69 in Group 4 are being vaccinated through HSE vaccination centres with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

If you are aged under 60 and have a health condition that puts you at very high risk, hospitals and healthcare teams continue to work to identify, contact and vaccinate people in this group and GPs are now starting to offer vaccine to people in this group, as they complete their patients aged 70 and over. It will take some time for GPs to identify and invite everyone. You don’t need to take any action, health services and GPs will contact their patients when it’s their turn to be vaccinated.

Group 5 and 6 – People aged 65-69, including those with high-risk conditions

We would like to remind everyone aged 60-69 to register for their COVID-19 vaccine through the HSE’s online registration system or on the phone with HSELive.

Everyone in this age group should including:

  • frontline healthcare workers who haven’t been given an appointment through their workplace
  • people aged 60-69 who have a health condition that puts them at very high risk (vaccine allocation Group 4) and who haven’t been given an appointment through their hospital or healthcare team

About 145,000 people aged 65-59 have already registered, and we’re now inviting people aged 60-64. To avoid delays, we are again asking people to register on different days depending on their age:

Registration dates and age groups

  • Friday, 23 April – people aged 64 should register
  • Saturday, 24 April – people aged 63 should register
  • Sunday, 25 April – people aged 62 should register
  • Monday, 26 April – people aged 61 should register
  • Tuesday, 27 April – people aged 60 should register

Register here for your vaccine

Online registration – information for patients and service users

People in this age group who are registering online will need:

  • their Personal Public Service Number (PPSN),
  • their Eircode,
  • an email address or a mobile phone number.

A friend or family member can help.

If someone is finding it difficult to go online and register or they can ring HSELive for support on 1850 24 1850 or 01 240 8787 from 8am to 8pm, 7 days.

If a person doesn’t have a PPSN they can register on the phone with HSElive. You don’t need a PPSN to be vaccinated.

Once registered the person will receive their vaccine appointment for the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine.

If a person is deaf or hard of hearing, they can text HSELive on 086 1800 661 to register for their vaccination. You can find more information here.


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