Ireland’s HSE has advised people that “now is the time to top up” their immunity with the use of the winter vaccines.

The HSE is advising people that now to make getting the flu and COVID-19 vaccines a priority before cases rise ahead of winter.

Protection from previous vaccines or from COVID-19 infection decreases over time and your next COVID-19 vaccine will help protect you from serious illness in the months ahead.

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Those who have had COVID-19 recently must wait four months before booking your vaccine appointment.

Vaccination centres are offering primary vaccinations and adapted bivalent booster doses to eligible cohorts. The new adapted bivalent vaccines offer increased protection against COVID-19 and the Omicron variant.

You can book your COVID-19 vaccine appointment online at www.hse.ie/book or you can walk-in to the centre.

There are different times offered for different age cohorts.

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