69-year-olds can now book for Covid-19 vaccine

Thursday, April 15

The online booking system to register for their Covid-19 vaccine will open this morning.

The Health Service Executive is inviting around 180,000 people aged between 65 and 69 to begin registering from today.

Initially, 69-year-olds can book an appointment from 10am Thursday morning on the HSE website, or by phone on the HSE Live number - 1850 24 1850.

Booking then opens for the following:

  • Age 68 from Friday 16th April
  • Age 67 from Saturday 17th April
  • Age 66 from Sunday 18th April
  • Age 65 from Monday 19th April

People will need their PPS number, Eircode, mobile phone number and an email address to register online.

The vaccinations will start from next week and will be administered at vaccination centres rather than at GP surgeries.

The HSE has said there is no hurry for people in this group to register immediately, that they can do so at their convenience, and that registering first does not mean that a person will get vaccinated first.

It also said that from now on, most groups in the population will be asked to use this same online registration portal or call the HSE Live phone number to register for vaccinations when their turn comes.