NIAC and COVID-19 Vaccine

National Immunisation Advisory Committee

COVID-19 Vaccine

National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) is involved in assessing the evidence and liaising with international stakeholders on the development and use of COVID-19 vaccines to inform the national immunisation programme. The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination programme is implemented by the Department of Health and the Health Service Executive.

Following the European Commission authorisation of COVID-19 vaccines i.e., Comirnaty, Spikevax, Vaxzevria, COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen and Nuvaxovid, NIAC developed recommendations for their use in Ireland which is contained in the Immunisation Guidelines for Ireland. These guidelines are regularly updated and include guidance on new vaccines as they are approved.

National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) provides evidence-based advice to the Department of Health on COVID-19 vaccinations.

COVID-19 Vaccine - Helpful links and resources

Questions and Answers for pregnant and breastfeeding women about COVID-19 vaccination

Updated 9 September 2022

COVID-19 Vaccine Decision Aid for pregnant women

Updated 13 September 2022

COVID-19 Vaccine infographic for pregnant women

Updated 13 September 2022

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 vaccines for people with pre-existing allergic conditions

Updated 01 April 2022

Position Statement: Healthcare Workers and COVID-19 Vaccination

A position statement from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee and Faculty of Occupational Medicine, RCPI

Published 15 March 2021

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