National Immunisation Conference 2019

The National Immunisation Office hosted their annual National Immunisation Conference on 23rd May 2019 in the RCPI, Dublin 2.

The conference was streamed to 14 sites across the country. Over 700 doctors, nurses and other health professionals joined the conference to hear important updates about Rotavirus, Measles, Pertussis, Flu, HPV, Cold Chain and e-learning. 

Answers to the most common questions asked by delegates can be found here

The presentations from the day are available below 

  1. Vaccine Preventable disease epidemiology in Ireland and recent outbreaks of vaccine preventable disease. Dr Suzanne Cotter, Specialist in Public Health Medicine, Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) 3.75MB
  2. New challenges in control measles outbreaks in Dublin in the era of measles elimination. Dr Mary Ward, Specialist in Public Health Medicine, Department of Public Health East 5.29MB
  3. Decrease in rotavirus notifications Ms Sarah Jackson, Surveillance Scientist, HPSC 904KB
  4. Vaccines Work – Decrease in cases of Pertussis Dr Desmond Hickey, Specialist Registrar in Public Health Medicine, HPSC 1.7MB
  5. Vaccines work - decrease in cases of Rotavirus and Pertussis Dr Lucy Jessop, Director of Public Health, National Immunisation Office (NIO) 2.5MB
  6. Pertussis vaccine in pregnancy Helen Campbell, Senior Clinical Scientist, Immunisation and Countermeasures, National Infection Service Public Health England 1.75MB 
  7. E-Learning Launch. Ms Kathy McSharry, Professional Development Coordinator, HSE Community Healthcare West 1.6MB
  8. HPV for boys. Professor Karina Butler, Chair, National Immunisation Advisory Committee 8.57MB
  9. Flu Vaccine. Dr Lucy Jessop, Director of Public Health, NIO 1.2MB
  10. Vaccine Supply. Ms Cliona Kiersey, Chief Pharmacist, NIO 3.2MB
  11. Frequently asked questions about vaccines Dr Lucy Jessop, Director of Public Health, NIO 735KB

The conference was also recorded and the following videos are also available to view 

Opening Address. Dr Kevin Kelleher, Assistant National Director Public Health

Vaccine Preventable disease epidemiology in Ireland and recent outbreaks of vaccine preventable disease. Dr Suzanne Cotter, Specialist in Public Health Medicine, Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) 

New challenges in control measles outbreaks in Dublin in the era of measles elimination. Dr Mary Ward, Specialist in Public Health Medicine, Department of Public Health East 

Decrease in rotavirus notifications Ms Sarah Jackson, Surveillance Scientist, HPSC 

Vaccines Work – Decrease in cases of Pertussis Dr Desmond Hickey, Specialist Registrar in Public Health Medicine, HPSC 

Vaccines work - decrease in cases of Rotavirus and Pertussis Dr Lucy Jessop, Director of Public Health, National Immunisation Office (NIO) 

E-Learning Launch. Ms Kathy McSharry, Professional Development Coordinator, HSE Community Healthcare West 

Flu Vaccine. Dr Lucy Jessop, Director of Public Health, NIO 

Vaccine Supply. Ms Cliona Kiersey, Chief Pharmacist, NIO 

Frequently asked questions about vaccines Dr Lucy Jessop, Director of Public Health, NIO 

This page was added on 20 August 2019