The National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) has issued 33 pieces of evidence-based advice to the Chief Medical Officer on COVID19 vaccines and vaccination since November 2020. This includes 12 pieces of evidence-based advice on booster vaccines for adults and children issued since August 2021.
All advice and evidence, including the advice on boosters, is available here.
Advice is published as it is accepted by the Minister and shared on social media through @rcpi_news. The advice informs the vaccination policy adopted by the Government which is operationalised by the HSE.
The National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) is an independent expert group that provides evidence-based advice to the Department of Health on vaccines, immunisation and related health matters to inform health policies in Ireland.
NIAC’s work includes reviewing the development and availability of new vaccines and vaccine technologies, assessing licensed vaccines and developing immunisation guidelines for their use in Ireland. NIAC develops and disseminates the Immunisation Guidelines for Ireland and advocates for best immunisation practices.
NIAC membership comprises broad representation with clinical expertise in immunisation from a range of healthcare professional bodies.
Information about NIAC is available here.