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About the PNA

Structures of the PNA.

The Branch:

The PNA is based on a strong branch structure. Each branch is responsible for representing it’s members and has significant autonomy in that respect. Each branch has a Branch Secretary, Branch Chairman and Branch Treasurer responsible for the day to day running of each branch in conjunction with the Branch Committee. Branch officers and committee are elected by the branch members annually at the branch A.G.M. The Branch Chairman and Secretary represent the Branch at the National Executive.

Annual Delegate Conference:

The A.D.C. is held annually. Delegations from each branch are entitled to attend based on each branch having two votes regardless of size provided each branch consisting of fifty members shall be entitled to one extra vote in respect of each group of twenty five members in excess of fifty up to two hundred members and one additional vote in respect of each group of fifty members in excess of two hundred members.

All National Officers, Trustees and Representatives on the Officer Board are elected by the delegates at A.D.C.

Each Branch is invited to propose motions to conference for consideration. All amendments to rules resolutions motions and all nominations for National Officers, Trustees or membership of the Officer Board intended for consideration at the Annual Delegate Conference must be received by the General Secretary at the registered office of the association not later than a date appointed each year by the Officer Board.

National Executive Council:

The N.E.C. consists of the Officer Board and two representatives from each branch. It is the ultimate decision making body of the association and is responsible for enacting policy of the Association as determined by A.D.C.

The Officer Board:

The Honorary Officers, National Chair, Secretary and Treasurer along with the Regional and Sections Reps comprise the Officer Board which is vested with the management of the Association between Annual Conferences. It is responsible for the enforcement and observation of rules, organisation of A.D.C.

Walk-in booster vaccination clinics for healthcare workers


Walk-in booster clinics have been arranged for healthcare workers at participating vaccination centres on specific days and times. Click here to find a COVID-19 vaccination centre or walk-in clinic.

  • You need to wait at least 5 months after your second vaccine dose before you can get a booster. If you had the single-dose Janssen vaccine, you need to wait at least 3 months.
  • If you had COVID-19 since you were vaccinated, you should get your booster dose at least 6 months after your positive test result.

You will need to bring photo ID and proof of your employment.

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Booster Vaccination for healthcare workers

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If you were vaccinated against COVID-19 as a health care worker (HCW) and are aged under 60, you will be offered a booster vaccination approximately 6 months after your vaccination course.

How you will be invited for a booster vaccination

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HR Circular 032/2021 re Overseas Travel

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Government travel advice

From the 19 July 2021 new advice and rules for international travel came into effect in Ireland. For more information on the new rules, including information on the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) for travel originating within the EU/EEA, please refer to at this link.
Health service employees who intend to travel abroad should ensure that they are aware of any testing and quarantine requirements in place at the time of travel, and pertaining to their own circumstances, both for their intended destination and on return to Ireland.


Advice Regarding Astra Zeneca Vaccine

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As you are aware, vaccine supplies have increased in recent weeks and as a result the programme has gained significant momentum. We continue to administer vaccines as quickly as possible once they arrive into the country. While strictly adhering to the government’s provisional allocation sequencing, we are now administering over 250,000 vaccinations per week. As a result of the vaccination programme we have seen a collapse in case numbers, serious illness and deaths in vaccinated population groups, including our frontline healthcare workers. I am writing to confirm our operational plans in relation to Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca vaccine).

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Update on Guidance for Vaccinated Healthcare Worker

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In light of emerging evidence regarding vaccine efficacy the following guidance is being issued:
1. Healthcare Workers (HCWs) who have completed vaccination*, and who are identified as a Close Contact of a Covid-19 case (which is not a suspected or
confirmed COVID-19 ‘variant of concern’), are no longer required to restrict movement or undergo testing or monitoring, unless there are specific concerns
identified following risk assessment.

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