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Rolling summary of Omicron evidence, epidemiology and guidance

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To inform national efforts in response to COVID-19, HIQA develops evidence summaries and syntheses to answer specific policy questions and topics posed by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET). 

The following reports in relation to the Omicron variant were requested ahead of NPHET meetings that took place during December 2021 and January 2022. These reports were provided to NPHET on 15 December 2021, 5 January and 19 January 2022. Additional epidemiological information was also provided on 19 January 2022 at the request of NPHET.

Reports provided to NPHET on 19 January 2022

  • Update on international public health agency assessments of the evidence in relation to the Omicron (B.1.1.529) variant

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  • International epidemiological data in relation to the Omicron (B.1.1.529) variant

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  • Rolling review of International Public Health Guidance in relation to the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529)

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Policy topic and reports provided to NPHET on 5 January 2021

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The following updated reports in relation to the Omicron variant were requested ahead of the NPHET meeting which took place on 6 January 2022.

These reports serve to update the information presented in reports published on 15 December 2021 (see below).

Update on international public health agency assessments of the evidence in relation to the Omicron (B.1.1.529) variant


Rolling review of International Public Health Guidance in relation to the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529)


Policy topic and reports provided to NPHET on 15 December 2021

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HIQA has provided the Department of Health and NPHET with rolling summaries of evidence and international public health guidance in relation to the Omicron variant. 

Rolling summary of the evidence in relation to the Omicron (B.1.1.529) variant


Rolling review of International Public Health Guidance in relation to the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529)


 

Read the protocol for international public health guidance review