As vaccines are now available in pharmacies, we are receiving more queries as to what vaccines individuals should opt for.
Based on a recommendation from the National Immunisations Advisory Committee (NIAC), people between 18 and 34
can opt for earlier vaccination by choosing Vaxzevria® vaccine (COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca) or the COVID-19 Vaccine
Janssen®. These are both viral vector vaccines.
However, you can wait to be offered Comirnaty® (Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine) or SpikeVax® (COVID-19 Vaccine
Moderna) vaccines a bit later. These vaccines are called mRNA vaccines.
It’s your choice to opt for a viral vector vaccine when it’s available or wait for an mRNA vaccine to be available.
The HSE is providing COVID-19 vaccines free of charge.
All COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and licensed in the EU for use in adults aged 18 years and over. Comirnaty®
(Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine) can be used in ages 16 and over.
For more information in regards making your decision, please follow the below link below: