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Registration for 12 to 15-year-olds to get a vaccine opens on Thursday 12 August

August 10th, 2021

Registration for 12 to 15-year-olds to get a vaccine will open on Thursday 12 August. You can find out how to get a vaccine for this age group here.

The HSE particularly recommends that 12 to 15-year-olds get vaccinated if they have a health condition that puts them at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 or live with someone who is at higher risk of COVID-19. They are encouraging the vaccination of children who have conditions that make them very high risk or high risk to get the vaccine. The following is listed among conditions in the VERY HIGH-RISK category:

  • have a condition affecting the brains or nerves that has significantly affected your ability to breathe, meaning you require non-invasive ventilation (such as motor neurone disease or spinal muscular atrophy)

The following are listed among the HIGH-RISK category:

  • have a condition affecting the brain or nerves (such as Parkinson’s disease or cerebral palsy) that affects their breathing or ability to protect or clear their airway
  • are taking medicine that make you much more likely to get infections (such as high doses of steroids).

You can read more about deciding on vaccination in this link here.

We are not aware of any measures to facilitate young people with underlying conditions to get the vaccine ahead of their peers who don’t have an underlying condition.

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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

2. Myotonic Disorders

  • Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy
  • Myotonia
  • Myotonic Dystrophy

3. Congenital Myopathies

  • Central Core 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 Myositides

  • 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

  • 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

12. Other (Please Specify)

13. Unspecified