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Explainer: With Omicron in retreat and restrictions lifting, does my child need a vaccine?

As many restrictions are lifted, some parents may have questions about vaccinating their children

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A boy receives a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. Photo: Chalinee Thirasupa

A boy receives a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. Photo: Chalinee Thirasupa

A boy receives a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. Photo: Chalinee Thirasupa

The pandemic is not over but Ireland is facing into the first week of freedom following the lifting of most Covid-19 restrictions.

But Omicron is still circulating at significant levels and the concern now is that more children, as a largely unvaccinated group, could be infected.


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