COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Health Professionals

Information for people getting vaccinated

Information for Vaccinators

The National Immunisation Office is supporting the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination programme by providing training and information materials.


Every 2 weeks the National Immunisation Office issues a Bulletin containing important updates and sharing the most common queries received.

National Immunisation Advisory Committee

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) is an independent body outside of the HSE. It comprises of representatives from a broad range of medical and healthcare organisations, who provide expert, evidence-based, impartial guidance to the Chief Medical Officer in the Department of Health.

Read their guidance and recommendations in the tab below

National Immunisation Advisory Committee Information

Information prepared by the HSE

This information has been prepared by the National Immunisation Office and other clinical experts. This information is updated regularly and we recommend you check this section often to ensure you have up to date and accurate information when vaccinating.


Log into HSeLand to complete the following training programmes. 

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Programme for competent Vaccinators
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Programme for Nurses and Midwives
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Education Programme for Registered Physiotherapists
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Education Programme for Registered Optometrists

Medicine Protocols

Please refresh your webpage to see the most up to date information

Nurses and Midwives (working to a medicines protocol)

Registered Optometrists under S.I. 081/2021

Registered Physiotherapists under S.I.698/2020 and S.I. 081/2021

Registered Radiographers and Radiation Therapists under S.I. 245/2021

Student Vaccinators

Vaccinator Training Plan - COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

Vaccinator Training Plan - Addendum Phase 2 - COVID-19 Vaccination Programme This document sets out the training requirements for clinical students and new registered professionals (radiographers, radiation therapists and dental hygienists).

Please note: this document should be read in conjunction with the Vaccinator Training Plan v2.0 and the Practice Protocol v2.0


Covid-19 HSE Clinical Guidance and Evidence Repository


Clinical Queries

Healthcare professionals can contact us through our HSE Mailbox.

Please ensure you do not include patient identifiable information in your email as emails will be deleted.  

We do not deal with queries from members of the public. 

Visit the Department of Health website for information about the EU Digital COVID Certificate

Cold Chain Queries

Should vaccines be exposed to temperatures outside of parameters please contact the National Immunisation Office immediately. Contacts include:

  • Achal Gupta: mobile 087 4064810
  • Mariangela Toma: mobile 087 7575679
  • Cliona Kiersey: mobile 087 9915452

The National Immunisation Office is not involved in the allocation or delivery of COVID-19 Vaccines. 

This page was updated on 8 October 2021