COVID-19 Vaccines for 12-15 Year Olds

On the 27th July 2021, the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, confirmed that, based on advice received by the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC), those aged 12-15 years will be offered a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine.

The following information has been developed to support health professionals who will be administering COVID-19 vaccines to 12-15 year olds. 

Information from the RCPI National Immunisation Advisory Committee 

Information from the European Medicines Agency

Information for Parents and Guardians

The HSE website has information to help parents and guardians considering getting 12-15 year olds vaccinated, this also includes information about how you can get your child vaccinated. A decision aid (Version 3) is also available. 

Our Director Dr. Lucy Jessop gives an update on the COVID-19 vaccination programme in this short video. Recorded: 12th August 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions have been added to our website. 

Listen back to the Q+A our Director Dr. Lucy Jessop did on Newstalk on the 6th August 2021. In this interview Lucy answered questions from parents about the extension of the COVID-19 vaccination programme to 12-15 year olds. 

Consent

This Video from Dr. Siobhan Ni Bhriain, HSE National Lead Integrated Care covers consent for vaccination against COVID-19 for 12-15 year olds

You can also read - Who can give consent for vaccination of a young person aged under 16 years? July 2021

The following Consent Form (Version 2) is intended to be used in GP practices and pharmacies only.

Syncope

Considerations for Prevention and Management of Syncope in Vaccination Clinics Version 2. 28 July 2021

Reports of myocarditis or pericarditis after COVID19 mRNA vaccination

Communication to Healthcare Professionals: reports of myocarditis/pericarditis after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination Version 1.0 created by the National Clinical Advisors and Group Leads (NCAGL) 13 August 2021

This page was updated on 3 September 2021