I propose to take Questions Nos. 1585, 1619, 1675, 1695 and 1708 together.
Ireland welcomes the European Medicines Agency age extension recommendations for the COVID-19 vaccines Comirnaty (Pfizer/BioNTech) and Spikevax (Moderna) to include use in children 12+. The National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) has reviewed the matter and recommended that the Vaccination Programme is extended to encompass the vaccination of children aged between 12-15 years of age. The NIAC advice recommends that all those aged 12–15 years should be offered an mRNA vaccine.