New COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations Announced


A second mRNA booster or fourth dose for those over aged 65 years old is now being recommended.

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee is also recommended that  those aged 12 years and older, who are immunocompromised, receive a second booster.

While those who are immunocompromised aged 5-11 years should complete an extended primary course involving a total of three vaccine doses.

In addition, NIAC continues to recommend that pregnant women and adolescents from 12 years of age should be offered mRNA COVID-19 primary and booster vaccination at any stage of pregnancy.

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly has accepted new recommendations and these changes to Ireland’s Covid Vaccination Strategy will now be implemented by the HSE.

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