Cohort 4 and Cohort 7 GP Vaccination (aged 18-59) – updated 20/04/21

Scally McDaid Roarty Medical Practice will soon be administering vaccines to HSE defined very high risk ( Cohort 4) and high risk  (Cohort 7) patients aged 18-59 in our drive through clinic.  We will start this process with ‘very high risk patients’ and have been given very strict criteria to follow by the HSE which we may not deviate from. There is a form below to complete which will assist you identify yourself for vaccination and there is no need to phone the surgery. 

Patients 60-69 will be vaccinated in mass vaccination clinics (LYIT)  and registration can be made through the online  HSE portal.

Cohort 4 

  • Diabetes which is not well controlled ( the patient has HbA1c > 58mmol/mol in last 12 months)
  • Obesity  where patients have a BMI > 40
  • Chronic Respiratory Disease where patient is on home oxygen, pre or post transplantation or with a hospital admission related to disease in past year
  • Patients with Prader Willi syndrome

 If you feel that you are in Cohort 4 and have not yet been contacted for vaccination by ourselves or hospital clinic, please complete the form below. 

Cohort 7 

Vaccinations for high risk patients ( cohort 7) will proceed seamlessly once very high risk patients (cohort 4) have been vaccinated.

  • Cancer – Haematological – within 1 -5 years, Non-haematological – within 1 year. All other cancers on non-hormonal treatment.
  • Chronic heart (and vascular) disease – Chronic heart disease, for example: heart failure, hypertensive cardiac disease.
  • Chronic kidney disease – Chronic kidney disease with eGFR <30ml/min.
  • Chronic liver disease– for example: cirrhosis or fibrosis.
  • Chronic neurological disease or condition – Chronic neurological disease or condition significantly compromising respiratory function and/or the ability to clear secretions, for example: Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy.
  • Chronic respiratory disease – Other chronic respiratory disease, for example: stable cystic fibrosis, severe asthma (continuous or repeated use of systemic corticosteroids), moderate COPD.
  • Diabetes – All other diabetes (Type 1 and 2).
  • Immunocompromised – Immunocompromise due to disease or treatment, for example: high dose systemic steroids (as defined in Immunisation Guidelines for Ireland Chapter 3), persons living with HIV.
  • Inherited metabolic diseases – Disorders of intermediary metabolism not fulfilling criteria for very high risk.
  • Intellectual disability* excluding Down Syndrome (already vaccinated in Cohort4).
  • Obesity – BMI >35 Kg/m2.
  • Severe mental illness – for example: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, severe depression.

If you are a patient of Scally McDaid Roarty Medical Practice and  think you fall into either Cohort 4 or 7, please complete the form below so we can crosscheck your records, confirm the cohort you belong to and ensure you are listed for vaccination if appropriate. Please note, we have been told that both of the above groups will be vaccinated with Pfizer vaccine, which is 2 doses given 4 weeks apart . This may change. There currently is no ability to choose between vaccine types and we would encourage you to take the first vaccine you are offered to ensure you are protected from Coronavirus as soon as possible. 

Please details the medical conditions(s) that put you at higher risk of serious illness
Please provide information on the medical conditions that qualifies you for vaccination under Cohort 4 or 7