Immunisation Guidelines

National Immunisation Advisory Committee - 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 28 February 2019