Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting people against harmful diseases before they come into contact with them in the community. Immunisation not only protects individuals, but also others in the community, by reducing the spread of disease.
There has been no recommendation from the HSE to stop the childhood vaccinations, vaccines in pregnancy or vaccines for people in at risk groups during Covid-19.
The HSE recommends that people attend for medical appointments during this time and this would include attending for vaccinations.
The school programme has been paused as schools are closed. The HSE hope to start the school programme when schools reopen.
This part of our site is about the vaccines and immunisation programmes that are provided in Ireland for you and your family.
Read all about these programmes, to protect yourself and your children and make an informed decision about immunisation.
If you would like to read the information professionals receive about these vaccinations programmes please visit our healthcare worker information section.
This page was updated on 13 August 2019