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
We regularly make recommendations to the Department of Health on vaccines that the Government should consider implementing at a national level.
The National Immunisation Advisory Committee is chaired by Prof Karina Butler.
Other members of the Committee are listed here:
|Secretary||Registrar of the College|
|Royal College of Physicians of Ireland||Kevin Connolly|
|Royal College of Physicians of Ireland||Anna Clarke|
|Department of Health||Colette Bonner|
|Recording Secretary (Deputy)||Louise Marron|
|Faculty of Occupational Medicine||Tom O’Connell|
|Faculty of Paediatrics||Edina Moylett|
|Faculty of Pathology||Marianne Nolan|
|Virus Reference Laboratory, UCD||Cillian De Gascun|
|Health Products Regulatory Authority||Joan Gilvarry|
|Irish College of General Practitioners||Conor Maguire|
|Department of Health and Social Services Northern Ireland||TBC|
|Health Protection Surveillance Centre||Suzanne Cotter|
|Health Service Executive||Fiona Ryan|
|Recording Secretary||Cilian O'Maoldomhnaigh|
|An Bord Altranais||Essene Cassidy|
|Chief Executive Officer, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland||Leo Kearns|
|Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland||Samuel McConkey|
|Infectious Diseases Society of Ireland||Vacant|
|Faculty of Public Health Medicine||Mary Ward|