COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

This webpage contains COVID information for patients and pharmacists

This page was updated on: 31 December 2021

Information and resources are available on this webpage to assist pharmacists and the public.

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Information resources

It is important that everyone has access to accurate information about the coronavirus, understands what protections to take and follows the public health recommendations from the Department of Health and the HSE. We aim to keep this page updated as we liaise with the public health authorities.

To support the sharing of accurate and up-to-date information, we strongly recommend that you visit these websites frequently as the most appropriate sources for the latest and most relevant information, guidance and resources available:

The PSI and Irish Institute of Pharmacy (IIOP) have created an information resource for pharmacists, which is available on the IIOP website. The COVID Hub provides reliable information on topics including:

  • Infection prevention and control
  • General information about the COVID-19 virus, including links to important guidance
  • Emergency medicines and vaccinations services
  • COVID-19 vaccines
  • Supply and guidance on medicines
  • Information and resources for secondary care
  • National and international information and resources
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Return to practice resource

COVID-19 Vaccines

The PSI has approved training for pharmacists to administer certain COVID-19 vaccines under this legislation. The NIO training is available through HSELanD- the Health Service Executive's online learning and development portal.

Read more information on the delivery of pharmacy vaccination services.

COVID-19 Operational Standards for Pharmacies

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PSI developed COVID-19 Operational Standards to apply across all pharmacies.