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Resources to Support the COVID-19 Vaccination Roll-out

These resources have been developed in conjunction with official HSE guidance on COVID-19.  Information for health professionals on COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccination programme can be found on the HSE library webpage and on Information for the general public is also available on


1. COVID-19 and Dementia: Tips for COVID-19 Vaccinators: This resource has been developed to support medical practitioners on administering the COVID-19 vaccination to people living with dementia. This short guide provides information which can reduce distress and anxiety for people living with a cognitive impairment who are attending for vaccination.


2. COVID-19 Vaccination: What to Expect Leaflet for People with Dementia and their Families/ Supporters : This leaflet is aimed at people living with dementia and their families/supporters. It provides information on what to expect on the day of the vaccination and provides tips to prepare.


3. About the COVID-19 Vaccine Picture Guide for People Living with Dementia : This resource in an accessible picture guide to the vaccination process and may be useful for medical practitioners and those describing the process to people with advanced cognitive impairment.  


4. COVID-19 Vaccine Visual Aid for People with Dementia: The Dementia Services Information and Development Centre have also developed an illustrative resource about the COVID-19 vaccine for people living with dementia.