Ireland COVID-19 Employer Resources

Ireland is currently in total lockdown until March 5, 2021, and there is very little clarity as to the re-opening schedule that will follow this third wave of the virus. Also, hospitals are now at full capacity,  and combined with the relatively slow roll-out of the vaccine, full re-opening does not seem likely until May at the earliest.

COVID-19 vaccine considerations for Ireland

  • Can employers mandate the vaccine?
    It will depend on the industry and the employee's role.
  • Who will control delivery of the vaccine?
    National health service
  • Who covers the cost of the vaccine?
    National health service
  • Where will people get vaccinated?
    General practitioner’s office or pharmacy
  • Is there cultural resistance to getting the vaccine?

In Ireland, the vaccine is being provided free of charge by the government through the public health system.  As part of the European Union, Ireland will receive vaccines throughout 2021 that have been pre-purchased by the EU block.  It doesn’t appear at this point that there will be any additional vaccine available for individuals or companies to purchase privately during 2021.

More Information

Ireland’s Health Service Executive COVID-19 Website

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This information is provided by Howden Ireland, Asinta's partner in Ireland.

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Page last modified: January 27, 2021

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