HSE to roll out Covid vaccine for children as young as 6 months

Niac has recommended that all those aged between 6 months and four years old should get the jab

Parents have been urged to check the HSE website for information about the vaccine and vaccination centres. Picture:

The Covid vaccine has been cleared for use in Ireland for children aged between six months and four years, and will be available from Monday.

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee (Niac) recommended Covid-19 vaccination for children in this age group with underlying conditions that place them at higher risk of severe Covid-19.

However, Niac also recommended that Covid-19 vaccination should be offered to all others in this age group to “protect them from severe disease ...