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.

Anaphylaxis  Updated July 2021

 

Chapters

Chapter 1 - General Information updated August 2015

Chapter 2 - General Immunisation Procedures   updated 25 March 2022

Chapter 3 - Immunisation of Immunocompromised Persons   updated 25 March 2022

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 5a - COVID-19   updated 8 April 2022

Additional Information 

Chapter 6 - Diphtheria updated September 2016

Chapter 7 - Haemophilus influenzae type b updated July 2018

Chapter 8 - Hepatitis A  updated 25 March 2022

Chapter 9 - Hepatitis B  updated 11th February 2022

Chapter 10 - Human Papillomavirus   updated 25th May 2021

Chapter 11 - Influenza updated 17th December 2021

Chapter 12 - Measles   updated 25 March 2022

Chapter 13 - Meningococcal Infection updated October 2019

Chapter 14 - Mumps  updated 25 March 2022

Chapter 15 - Pertussis updated September 2016

Chapter 16 - Pneumococcal Infection updated July 2018

Chapter 17 - Poliomyelitis updated November 2013

Chapter 18 - Rabies  updated 27th January 2022

Chapter 18a - Respiratory Syncytial Virus  added February 2019

Chapter 19 - Rotavirus  updated 25 March 2022

Chapter 20 - Rubella  updated 25 March 2022

Chapter 21 - Tetanus updated September 2016

Chapter 22 - Tuberculosis updated August 2015

Chapter 23 - Varicella Zoster   updated 25 March 2022

This page was updated on 15 April 2022