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Covid-19 Vaccination

Covid-19 Vaccination Service

Molloys Lifestyle Pharmacy are now offering the COVID-19 vaccine/Booster.

You can avail of booster dose if you have received a COVID-19 vaccine course and are:

  • Aged over 60

  • Healthcare Workers

  • Individuals aged 16-59 with underlying conditions (*)

  • Individuals aged 50-59

(*) Please refer to your pharmacist for more clarity

We are currently offering this service in our Roscommon, Bunree, Garden Street and Knocknacara locations.

Booster Interval after Primary Vaccination Course

  • after five months but preferably six months for those individuals previously vaccinated with an mRNA or Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) vaccine as their primary vaccination course

  • after three months for those individuals whose primary vaccination course was Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

However, for any person to be eligible for a booster they must, in the first instance, be in the current cohort being called for vaccination i.e. it is the cohort that determines your eligibility for booster not the vaccine type given as the primary vaccination course. 

This is currently the guidance provided by the HSE on the COVID-19 Booster Programme and may vary over time. We will keep you updated through our regular communication channels. 

We are also offering first and second doses to anyone that has not been vaccinated, this includes anyone over the age of 12, including pregnant women,

Please complete the contact form below to register your interest for a vaccine/booster appointment. You will be contacted by a member of our team with a time and date for your appointment.  

Covid-19 and Symptoms of Covid-19

Covid-19 or Coronavirus disease is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. It is an illness that can affect your lungs and airways. Most people infected with the Covid-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Common symptoms of Covid-19 include:

  • a fever (high temperature - 38 degrees Celsius or above)

  • a new cough - this can be any kind of cough, not just dry

  • shortness of breath or breathing difficulties

  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

You may not have all of these symptoms and symptoms can take up to 14 days to show. 

You will need two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. You should get your second dose 21 to 28 days after your first dose. It takes 7 days after the second dose for the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to work. This is when you are fully vaccinated.  

If you have any common symptoms of Covid-19 self-isolate (stay in your room) and get a Covid-19 PCR test. Other people in your household will also need to restrict their movements (stay at home).

Why is it important to get a Covid-19 Vaccine and Is it Safe?

Covid-19 vaccines are effective and will offer you protection by teaching your immune system how to protect you from the virus. Some people may still get Covid-19 even after receiving the vaccine, but the vaccine works to reduce this to a mild illness and less severe symptoms.

Extensive testing and monitoring have shown that Covid-19 vaccines are safe and effective.

What are the side effects of the Covid-19 Vaccine?

Like all medication, Pfizer Covid 19 Vaccines can cause some side effects. Most of these side effects are mild to moderate and do not last very long. 

Common side effects include:

  • feeling tired

  • pain in the arm where they had the vaccine injection

  • headache

  • muscle pain

  • nausea

  • redness or swelling where they had the injection

  • joint pain

  • cough or a fever (temperature of 38 degrees Celsius or above)

 If you are worried about side effects, phone your GP of Pharmacist for advice.

Getting the Covid-19 Vaccine and your Appointment:

On the day of your Covid-19 Vaccine Appointment:

  • Allow at least 30 minutes for your vaccination appointment. After getting the vaccine, you will be under observation for 15 minutes.

  • Please be on time but do not arrive at the pharmacy more than 5 minutes before your appointment

  • If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment please contact the pharmacy as soon as possible

  • Adults should arrive for their vaccination unaccompanied where possible

  • Please wear a loose-fitting top so that your upper arm is easily accessible

  •  Bring your phone, photo ID and a face covering

Click here for your Appointment booking form. Please bring this with you on the day of your appointment.

Do not attend your appointment if: 

  • You have any current symptoms of Covid-19 or

  • Have been diagnosed with Covid-19 in the last 4 weeks or

  • Have been told you are a close contact of someone with Covid 19 or

  • Have been told you should isolate or

  • Have recently returned from foreign travel

Vaccine Information Leaflets

Please read the relevant information about your assigned vaccine prior to your appointment. Leaflets will also be available at the pharmacy when you arrive for your vaccination.

For more up-to-date Covid-19 related information please follow the links below or contact the HSE on 1850 24 1850.

Health Products Regulatory Authority

HSE Immunisation website

Register your interest for the Covid-19 Vaccine:


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