Immunisation Guidelines

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee is an independent body outside of the HSE. It was established within the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 1998. 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. For more information including committee members see https://www.rcpi.ie/policy-and-advocacy/national-immunisation-advisory-committee/

Please check this page regularly to ensure you have the most up to date guidance.

The Immunisation Guidelines for Ireland are only available online.

Where there is a discrepancy in the recommendations in different chapters, the recommendation in the most recent chapter should be followed.

 

Chapters

Chapter 1 - General Information (updated 25th August 2015)

Chapter 2 - General Immunisation Procedures (Updated 6th September 2016) (Note Chapter 2 is currently being updated. Visit https://www.hse.ie/eng/health/immunisation/hcpinfo/latentrant0818.pdf for an updated version of table 2.3)

Chapter 3 - Immunisation of Immunocompromised Persons  (updated February 2019)

Chapter 4 - Immunisation and Health Information for Health-Care Workers and Others in At-Risk Occupations (updated 10th November 2017)

Chapter 5 - Immunisations and Health Information for Travel (updated 20th December 2017)

Chapter 6 - Diphtheria (updated 6th September 2016)

Chapter 7 - Haemophilus influenzae type b (updated 19th July 2018)

Chapter 8 - Hepatitis A (updated 25th August 2015)

Chapter 9 - Hepatitis B (updated 17th September 2015)

Chapter 10 - Human Papillomavirus  (updated February 2019)

Chapter 11 - Influenza  (updated February 2019)

Chapter 12 - Measles (updated 21st November 2017)

Measles Prophylaxis(11th December 2018)

Chapter 13 - Meningococcal Infection (updated 19th July 2018)

Chapter 14 - Mumps (updated 6th September 2016)

Chapter 15 - Pertussis (updated 6th September 2016)

Chapter 16 - Pneumococcal Infection (updated 19th July 2018)

Chapter 17 - Poliomyelitis

Chapter 18 - Rabies (Updated February 2019)

Chapter 18a - Respiratory Syncytial Virus  (Added February 2019)

Chapter 19 - Rotavirus (Updated 6th September 2016)

Chapter 20 - Rubella (Updated 6th September 2016)

Chapter 21 - Tetanus (Updated 6th September 2016)

Chapter 22 - Tuberculosis (updated 25th August 2015)

Chapter 23 - Varicella Zoster (updated 25th August 2015)

This page was updated on 6 June 2019