The National Immunisation Advisory Committee was established within the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 1998.
Comprising representatives from a broad range of medical and healthcare organisations, we provide expert, evidence-based, impartial guidance to the Chief Medical Officer in the Department of Health.
We report directly to the Council of the College.
We advise the Chief Medical Officer in the Department of Health on:
We also help develop national immunisation strategies and commission health technology assessments (HTAs) for vaccines.
We develop the Immunisation Guidelines for Ireland. These contain recommendations on the appropriate use of licenced vaccines.
Immunisation Guidelines for Ireland are available on the National Immunisation Office website
The National Immunisation Advisory Committee is chaired by Prof Karina Butler.
Other members of the Committee are listed here:
|Secretary||Registrar of the College|
|Special Advisor||Kevin Connolly|
|Royal College of Physicians of Ireland||Anna Clarke|
|Department of Health||Colette Bonner|
|Recording Secretary (Deputy)||Heather Burns|
|National Immunisation Office||Lucy Jessop|
|Faculty of Paediatrics||Edina Moylett|
|Faculty of Pathology||Marianne Nolan|
|Virus Reference Laboratory, UCD||Cillian De Gascun|
|Health Products Regulatory Authority||Jayne Crowe|
|Irish College of General Practitioners||Conor Maguire|
|Department of Health and Social Services Northern Ireland||TBC|
|Health Protection Surveillance Centre||Suzanne Cotter|
|Special Advisor||Brenda Corcoran|
|Health Service Executive||Vacant|
|Recording Secretary||Cilian O'Maoldomhnaigh|
|An Bord Altranais||Essene Cassidy|
|Royal College of Physicians of Ireland||Chief Executive Officer|
|Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland||Vacant|
|Infectious Diseases Society of Ireland||Vacant|
|Faculty of Public Health Medicine||Mary Ward|
|Travel Medicine Society of Ireland||Astrid Weidenhammer|
|Faculty of Occupational Medicine||Conor McDonnell|
Please note, the committee does not handle individual cases or patient queries, its remit is to advise the HSE on vaccination policy.
If the current immunisation guidelines do not answer your query, contact the National Immunisation Office, which is part of the HSE.
View the Current Immunisation Guidelines