The HSE have teamed up with top dating apps to promote the vaccine roll-out.
The Irish healthcare organisation will be working with dating apps including Tinder, Match, OK Cupid, Hinge and Plenty of Fish as part of their ‘For Us All’ campaign to encourage people to receive their Covid-19 vaccine when it is offered.
The apps will offer new features for those who want to show their support for the vaccine – including vaccine badges for profile pics and free ‘Super Likes’.
Irish dating app users will now be able to show their support for #COVIDVaccines on all https://t.co/U0APye2Yi5's Irish dating platforms by adding vaccination status & badges to their profiles. Users will also be directed to factual, trusted information on our website. #ForUsAll pic.twitter.com/jp1rxGctl4
— HSE Ireland (@HSELive) July 15, 2021
Chief Executive Officer of the HSE Paul Reid said the feature is an “important tool” to combat the virus and reach a wider audience in Ireland.
“The vaccination programme is a really important tool in our battle against Covid-19, and we’ve seen incredible support for the programme among the Irish people since we started.”
“Thanks to Match Group, people using their apps can be sure they’re getting information on Covid-19 vaccines from the trusted source of – hse.ie – as well as showing their support for Covid-19 vaccines on their dating profiles.”
“It’s a great way to bring our campaign messages to a wide audience in Ireland,” he added.
In Ireland, adults aged 18 to 34 can now register to get a Johnson&Johnson vaccine with their local pharmacy.
Those aged 18-34 are advised to contact a participating pharmacy to book an appointment in advance. You can find a list of participating pharmacies here.
25 to 29-year-olds can register to receive the MRNA Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre from Friday, July 16.