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.

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee recommends that the National Immunisation Programmes continue as usual during Covid19 and have issued the following post immunisation advice.

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 August 2015)

Chapter 2 - General Immunisation Procedures (updated March 2020)

Chapter 3 - Immunisation of Immunocompromised Persons  (updated June 2020)

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

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

Chapter 6 - Diphtheria (updated September 2016)

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

Chapter 8 - Hepatitis A (updated March 2020)

Chapter 9 - Hepatitis B (updated June 2020)

Chapter 10 - Human Papillomavirus  (updated September 2019)

Chapter 11 - Influenza (updated June 2020) 

Chapter 12 - Measles (updated May 2020)

Chapter 13 - Meningococcal Infection  (updated October 2019)

Chapter 14 - Mumps (updated September 2016)

Chapter 15 - Pertussis (updated September 2016)

Chapter 16 - Pneumococcal Infection (updated July 2018)

Chapter 17 - Poliomyelitis

Chapter 18 - Rabies (updated February 2019)

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

Chapter 19 - Rotavirus (updated September 2016)

Chapter 20 - Rubella (updated September 2016)

Chapter 21 - Tetanus (updated September 2016)

Chapter 22 - Tuberculosis (updated August 2015)

Chapter 23 - Varicella Zoster (updated March 2020)

This page was updated on 10 August 2020