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All you need to know as the HSE opens online vaccine portal for those aged 65-69

The HSE has confirmed details of the next group of people to be offered COVID-19 vaccines and introduced the COVID-19 online registration system.

Over the coming weeks, about 180,000 people aged 65 to 69 will be asked to register for their COVID-19 vaccine on the HSE website.

People in this group will be vaccinated at one of the HSE vaccination centres around the country using the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Online registration will commence at 10am tomorrow, Thursday April 15, beginning with people aged 69.

A spokesperson said: “Our vaccination programme is now moving into an important new phase.

“We are introducing a new online registration system and inviting everyone aged 65-69 to register online. To avoid delays when we open registrations, we are asking people to register by age on specific days initially.

“All 65-69 year olds should register online if you haven’t already been vaccinated or you haven’t received an appointment yet.

“If you have an appointment for vaccination already, through work, or because of a health condition, you don’t need to register online.

“The quickest and easiest way to register is online here. It is a new system which will register people, manage appointments, and provide a secure record of your vaccination.

“This group will be the first to use it and most groups being vaccinated from now on will also use it.

“Our aim in offering the vaccine to the population is to protect people and reduce the illness and deaths caused by this virus.

“Vaccinations for this group will start around 1 week after registration opens. Once a person has registered, we will send appointment details by SMS text message, 3 to 7 days before their vaccination is due to take place.

“People in this group will be vaccinated during April or May at one of the HSE vaccination centres around the country.”

How to register

For those registering on www.hse.ie for the vaccine you will need;

  • your PPS number
  • eircode
  • a mobile phone number and
  • an email address.

Alternatively people can call HSELive on 1850 24 1850 for assistance with the registration process.

People are asked to register on specific days. This will help the HSE manage demand and make it easier for everyone to register. If you are aged:

  • 69 register on Thursday 15 April, or any time after
  • 68 register on Friday 16 April, or any time after
  • 67 register on Saturday 17 April, or any time after
  • 66 register on Sunday 18 April, or any time after
  • 65 register on Monday 19 April, or any time after

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