In accordance with the HSE Ireland rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine, we will be putting your name forward for vaccination if you fall into groups 4 or 7.
If you fall into either of these categories, please contact the surgery to register your interest.
People aged 16 – 69 who are at very high risk
BMI of 40 or over
HbA1c ≥ 58 mmol/mol
Chronic severe respiratory disease, for example: severe cystic fibrosis, severe COPD, severe pulmonary fibrosis.
All other people in group 4 should be contacted by the hospital they attend for their condition.
People aged 16 to 64 at high risk
List of conditions
Haematological – within 1 year.
Haematological – within 1 – 5 years.
Non-haematological – within 1 year.
All other cancers on non-hormonal treatment.
Chronic heart (and vascular) disease
Chronic heart disease, for example: heart failure, hypertensive cardiac disease.
Chronic kidney disease
Chronic kidney disease with eGFR <30ml/min.
Chronic liver disease
Chronic liver disease, for example: cirrhosis or fibrosis.
Chronic neurological disease or condition
Chronic neurological disease or condition significantly compromising respiratory function and/or the ability to clear secretions, for example: Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy.
Chronic respiratory disease
Other chronic respiratory disease, for example: stable cystic fibrosis, severe asthma (continuous or repeated use of systemic corticosteroids), moderate COPD.
All other diabetes (Type 1 and 2).
Immunocompromise due to disease or treatment, for example: high dose systemic steroids (as defined in Immunisation Guidelines for Ireland Chapter 3), persons living with HIV.
Inherited metabolic diseases*
Disorders of intermediary metabolism not fulfilling criteria for very high risk.
Intellectual disability*** excluding Down Syndrome.
BMI >35 Kg/m2.
Severe mental illness*
Severe mental illness, for example: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, severe depression.
*additional or updated medical conditions
** APECED – autoimmune polyendocrinopathy candidiasis ecto- dermal dystrophy
*** WHO definition of intellectual disability as “impairments in adaptive, social, and intellectual functioning (IQ<70), requiring daily support, with onset in the developmental phase (<18 years)”
For more information on the government’s Covid-19 vaccination rollout plan, please visit https://www2.hse.ie/screening-and-vaccinatio…/…/rollout.html
Tel: 01 6798181