Pure Pharmacy is now offering new COVID-19 booster vaccine doses, helping protect you against COVID-19, including the Omicron variant. All the latest COVID-19 information can be found on the HSE website.

This vaccine is offered to eligible candidates free of charge. Your eligibility for vaccination will be checked upon arrival at your Pure Pharmacy branch, and our team is on-hand to help with any vaccination queries.


Frequently Asked Questions

A Booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is now being offered in the following circumstances:

  • First booster: all people aged 12 and older 
  • Second booster: You can get your second booster dose if you are aged 18 to 49 and it has been at least 6 months since getting your last COVID-19 vaccine or COVID-19 infection
  • Third booster: You must be aged 65 or older, or aged 12 to 64 with a condition that puts you at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19. This only applies if your second booster dose was not a bivalent vaccine

You can find the latest eligibility criteria for each booster dose on the HSE website.

The HSE advises that like all medicines, COVID-19 vaccines can cause side effects. Most of these are mild to moderate and short-term and not everyone gets side effects.

Many countries have given multiple doses of COVID-19 vaccines. There have not been any unexpected side effects for people who have had multiple boosters.

For the latest information and advice on side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the HSE website.

According to the HSE, the most common symptoms of COVID-19 (coronavirus) are: 

  • Fever (high temperature of 38°C or above, including having chills
  • Dry cough
  • Fatigue (tiredness)

COVID-19 symptoms can be similar to those of cold, flu or hayfever. You may not have all of the symptoms or your symptoms may be mild.

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