The National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) recommends parents and guardians consider vaccinating their 5 to 11 year old children.
COVID-19 vaccine is particularly recommended if children:

 – Have a health condition that puts them at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19

 –  live with a younger child or adult who is at risk of severe illness if they get COVID-19 e.g.
another child with complex medical needs, or an immunocompromised adult

The vaccine that will be offered to children aged 5 to 11 years is Comirnaty® Children’s formulation.
Children in this age group will be given a smaller dose of the vaccine than adults.

Parents and guardians can register their child for their vaccine online at
As part of this stage of the COVID-19 vaccination programme, information for people considering vaccinating their children including information about the benefits and risk of vaccination and information about how to get vaccinated is available on

A cartoon strip has also been developed to help children understand what will happen when they go to
a HSE clinic to get their COVID-19 vaccine

To download full guidance issued to schools please click here

HSE National Immunisation Office
Unit 8/9 Manor Street Business Park
Manor Street
Dublin 7,

D07 X320