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Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan

A digital Covid certificate self-service online portal has been launched today which will allow people to request changes if necessary or seek to have it emailed. 

The new portal which will operate as well as the helpline, will allow members of the public to: request changes to their digital Covid certificate already received; request to have their digital Covid certificate emailed; check the status of their digital certificate of vaccination where it has not yet been received; and continue to request a certificate of recovery.

The Department of Health said the introduction of this online self-service portal provides another channel to allow members of the public request their certificate.

"Work is underway to develop and launch further accessible channels in the coming weeks to help meet public demand.”

It also advised that for access to indoor dining, the HSE’s vaccination card is also accepted as valid proof of vaccination. 

Users can access the portal at covidcertificateportal.gov.ie.

Meanwhile, Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said earlier this evening vaccination and the incredible uptake across many age groups “is leading us to a turning point in the pandemic.”

He was speaking as the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) was today notified of 1,501 new confirmed cases of Covid-19.

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Some 169 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 23 are in intensive care units. 

Dr Holohan said: “This week vaccination is open to anyone over the age of 16 and those aged 12-15 will be able to register soon. Walk-in vaccination centres are now available for those yet to receive a first dose.

“If you have a child with an underlying medical condition, that is living in a household where there are other people at risk, please avail of vaccination at the earliest opportunity.

“Vaccination and the incredible uptake across many age groups is leading us to a turning point in the pandemic.

"If we experience similar uptake in the younger cohorts as experienced in the over 60s, Ireland will have a strong population level defence against Covid-19 and its known variants.”

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer said: "If you experience any symptoms of a cold or flu, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, change in taste or smell, headache, sore throat, runny nose or blocked nose/sinuses, please isolate and come forward for a test. There are testing centres located in every county in Ireland."


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