Training has been developed called "Catch up vaccination for BOTPs and IPAs in Ireland" and is available on HSELand.
This training is intended for doctors, registered nurses and midwives who are providing catch-up vaccination to Beneficiaries of Temporary Protection (BOTPs) and International Protection Applicants (IPAs) in Ireland.
All vaccinators should
- be trained and competent in immunisation practice,
- have undergone training and be up to date in the recognition and management of anaphylaxis, in basic life support, and
- be competent in age-appropriate intramuscular injection, prior to the administration of vaccines.
Before completing this programme, all vaccinators must have completed the following HSELand programmes:
- HSE Immunisation Foundation Programme
- Primary Childhood Immunisation programme (PCIP) and
- Schools Immunisation programme (SIP)
Vaccinators should be familiar with the Immunisation Guidelines of the National Immunisation Advisory Committee, including the recommended Catch-up schedule (Chapter 2 - Immunisation Guidelines)
Nurses and Midwives vaccinating under a medicines protocol must be familiar with the Medicine Protocols for the administration of individual vaccines and complete the Self-competency Assessment for registered nurses and registered midwives to people seeking international protection in Ireland from the war in Ukraine.
Vaccinators are advised to familiarise themselves with the local guidance for the vaccination setting, and with local arrangements for running the vaccination session or clinic.
Clinical information to support healthcare staff to deliver catch-up vaccination for Beneficiaries of Temporary Protection (BOTP) and International Protection Applicants (IPA) in Ireland and in the event of an outbreak Version 2.0 24 December 2022
Medicine Protocols for the administration of vaccines by registered nurses and registered midwives to Beneficiaries of Temporary Protection (BOTP) and International Protection Applicants (IPA) in Ireland and in the event of an outbreak.
Self-Self‐Assessment of Competency to administer vaccines* under Medicine Protocol by registered nurses and registered midwives to Beneficiaries of Temporary Protection (BOTPs) and International Protection Applicants (IPAs) in Ireland and in the event of an outbreak.
*Health Service Executive (HSE) Primary Childhood Immunisation Programme (PCIP), Schools Immunisation Programmes (SIP) and the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) catch up Immunisation Programme.
Consent Information for Vaccination for Children under 16 years arriving from Ukraine. Developed by the National Consent for COVID‐19 Vaccination Working Group in April 2022
Consent form in English and Ukrainian. Go to the school programme section for more information about school based vaccines.
This page was updated on 10 March 2023