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Vaccines during Covid-19

Frequently Asked Questions about vaccinations during Covid-19

BCG

In the absence of evidence, the World Health Organization (WHO) does not recommend BCG vaccination for the prevention of COVID-19.

Visit our BCG page for information about the BCG vaccine. 

Flu vaccine

Visit www.hse.ie/flu for information about who should be vaccinated and to get the facts.  

Covid-19 vaccine

Information for people getting vaccinated or looking for information is available from hse.ie

Health Professionals giving COVID-19 Vaccine will find information here

Statements from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee 

Vaccines for babies

Should I take my baby for vaccination?

Yes. The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated during the Coronavirus pandemic, it is still important for babies to receive their vaccines at 2, 4, 6, 12 and 13 months. The HSE recommend that patients attend medical appointments; this includes vaccinations. 

The vaccines should be given on time or as soon as possible after to protect babies from serious infectious diseases.

Please contact your GP to make an appointment.

Download the Vaccination Appointment Advice for parents and guardians

Watch this short video to see what you can expect when you take your baby for their vaccinations at 2, 4, 6, 12 and 13 months of age. 

Where can I get more information about vaccines?

Please visit our Primary Childhood Immunisation section.

School vaccinations

My child is due their school vaccinations, how can they get vaccinated?

Due to the secondment of the school immunisation teams by the COVID-19 National Immunisation Taskforce established by the Office of the Taoiseach the HSE school vaccination programme has been suspended for 3 months. Parents will be notified when the school immunisation programme will recommence. 

Will my child need to restart their HPV vaccination schedule?

There is no requirement to restart the HPV vaccine schedule if the schedule is interrupted

Can I go to my GP now for school vaccinations?

No. 

Vaccines for pregnant women

Should I get vaccinated?

Yes. The HSE recommend that patients attend medical appointments; this includes vaccinations.

It is important to protect yourself and your baby.

Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine is recommended from 16-36 weeks.

The vaccines should be given on time or as soon as possible after to protect against serious infectious diseases.

Please contact your GP to make an appointment.

Download the Vaccination Appointment Advice for pregnant women.

Where can I get more information about vaccines?

Please visit our Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine section.

Information for GPs and Practice Nurses

This page was updated on 23 January 2021