Getting the Covid Vaccine
All Hickey’s stores are receiving a limited supply of Janssen Covid-19 Vaccines. The Janssen vaccine is a single dose vaccine. It takes 14 days for the vaccine to work. This is when you are fully vaccinated. These are for use in the 50 and older age category.
You will need to book an appointment.
Covid-19 Vaccination is Free.
Janssen Vaccine Information
Vaccines are the most effective way to prevent infectious diseases. They prepare your immune system (your body’s natural defences) to recognise and defend itself against a specific virus.
The Janssen vaccine is also known as ‘the Johnson & Johnson vaccine’. Johnson & Johnson are the company that make this vaccine.
You will get this vaccine as an injection in your upper arm. It will only take a few minutes.
Like all medicines, vaccines can cause side effects. Most of these side effects are mild to moderate and short-term.
Not everyone gets side effects.
The Janssen Covid-19 vaccine leaflet is available here
A guide of what to expect after your vaccine is available here.
Booking an appointment
Vaccines come in vials that contain multiple doses. We need to coordinate patient appointment times to minimise any wastage of vaccines once vaccine vials are opened.
Step 1 is to register for the vaccine with Hickey’s. You can do this in store or online here. You will be asked to complete a form giving the details required to process your vaccination.
Step 2 You will be contacted by the pharmacy with a proposed vaccination time. This may be by SMS message or via a phonecall.
Step 3 You will get a reminder the day before your appointment and will be asked to confirm that you do not have any symptoms of Covid-19.
Minimising Wasted Doses:
Vaccine doses are precious, and we all have a responsibility to minimise waste.
• Do not register with multiple pharmacies
• If you book an appointment and then for any reason are unable to attend please let the pharmacy know as soon as possible
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