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.


Each week 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 to take the COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar Series - there are 4 options
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Training Programme who are trained and competent in immunisation practice
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Programme for Nurses and Midwives
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Education Programme for Registered Physiotherapists
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Education Programme for Registered Optometrists

If you need technical support you can contact HSELand by phone 01 9638272 or email

Clinical Information

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

This short video is intended for demonstration of correct IM injection technique into the deltoid muscle ONLY as per the recommendations of the National Immunisation Advisory Committee. It is not intended to demonstrate other aspects of practice such as hand hygiene, sharps disposal and location of items and other consumables. Please refer to the relevant HSE Policies, Protocols and Guidelines for these details.

Covid-19 HSE Clinical Guidance and Evidence Repository


For questions about the COVID-19 Vaccination programme

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

Queries that are not clinical or technical cannot be answered by the National Immunisation Office. 

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

This page was updated on 10 May 2021