Corona Virus Update
Portmarnock Family Practice is open and continues to offer a full range of patient services including telephone, video and in-surgery consultations. Childhood vaccination, maternity care and blood testing service continues as normal.
There are ongoing COVID restrictions in the surgery.
All patients should wear a face mask covering their nose and mouth.
An automatic alcohol hand gel dispenser is available on arrival and seating is socially distanced.
We have Sterimise Air filtration system in the waiting room to help keep the air clear of Viruses.
If you have symptoms of cough, shortness of breath or fever or have had contact with a case of Corona Virus please do not ATTEND the surgery.
Please RING the surgery. 01 8461300. A Doctor will ring you back and provide assistance.
For the latest guidance on Corona Virus/COVID 19 see hspc.ie
Covid 19 Booster Vaccinations
ALL patients aged over 16 are eligible ONE COVID 19 Booster Vaccination.
it must be 3 months since your last COVID 19 vaccination
if you had COVID it must be at least 3 months since it was diagnosed.
The National Immunisation Advisory Committee NIAC has made recommendations on second COVID-19 Booster doses
The key recommendations are:
To maintain high levels of immunity in those most at risk of severe disease, a second booster dose of an mRNA vaccine is recommended for
a) those aged 65 years and older
b) those aged 12 years and older with immunocompromise associated with a sub optimal response to vaccines
The second booster vaccine is recommended at least six months after the first booster.
For those who have had a breakthrough infection following a first booster vaccine, it is recommended to defer the second booster vaccine for six months following infection onset.
The HSE have provided both Pfizer and Moderna COVID 19 vaccines for our Booster programme. You will receive either one of these vaccines. If you are aged under 30 years old you will receive the Pfizer vaccine. It does not matter if you received a different brand of COVID 19 vaccine previously.
For information on Pfizer COVID Vaccination see HERE
For information on Moderna COVID Vaccination see HERE