Vaccination Journey

The RCPI National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) considers new evidence about vaccines and provides advice to the Chief Medical Officer and the Department of Health (DOH). The Department and the Minister for Health make immunisation policy and instruct the HSE to implement the programme. 

NIAC have recommended the following vaccination course for people living in Ireland. 


Click on the image to download a PDF version of the vaccination course

On 5th April 2022, NIAC issued their Medium term strategy for the COVID-19 vaccination programme including recommendations for second booster doses.

In line with these recommendations, the patient journeys outline the COVID-19 vaccination course for 



People aged 12 to 15 years with a weak immune system



People aged 16 years and older with a weak immune system

(Includes people aged 65 years and older also)



People aged 65 years and older

(Does not include people with a weak immune system)

  • For clinical information visit our COVID-19 webpage
  • For information to support people getting vaccinated visit
The page was added on 14 April 2022