Chief Medical Officer and Chairman of NPHET, Dr. Tony Holohan, has confirmed that health authorities are “actively” looking into child vaccinations for covid-19.

Speaking during an interview on RTÉ news, the CMO was asked his thoughts on vaccinating children.

“That’s a fair question,” Holohan replied.

“I think some of the companies are looking at broadening their licensing to enable that possibility, and I think that we will be looking at that actively, as many other countries will be over the coming weeks.”

The announcement comes after, last month, the European Court of Human Rights ruled 16 to 1 in favour of mandatory child vaccinations.

More recently, Taoiseach Micheál Martin confirmed that European Commission President Urusla Von Der Leyen told him they were looking into acquiring “hundreds of millions” of vaccine doses for 2022 and 2023 so that a mass vaccination program of children could begin.