HSE Vaccination Distribution for Adults with Down syndrome
26 Mar 2021
We have now been informed by the HSE that the majority of adults with Down syndrome will receive their vaccination through their disability service.
COVID-19 Vaccine Update on AstraZeneca vaccine from the HSE
15 Mar 2021
You may have heard in the news this weekend that use of the AstraZeneca vaccine has been temporarily suspended. This will affect adults with Down syndrome, who, along with other people in Group 4, may have been offered vaccination soon.
12 Mar 2021
We’ve been receiving lots of emails and phone calls from people asking about Covid 19 vaccination.
09 Mar 2021
The programme of vaccination for people in Cohort 4, which includes all adults with Down syndrome, is beginning this week.
People with Down syndrome to be given vaccine priority
15 Feb 2021
As you may be aware, late last year DSI received confirmation from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee that people with Down syndrome were included in Group 7 of the vaccination prioritisation list.
Lack of Understanding Shown by Minister for Health to Vaccinate Essential Carers
04 Feb 2021
We are appalled at the lack of understanding of the essential role of family carers shown by the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly when considering prioritisation for vaccines.
National Intellectual Disability Memory Service Online Information Session
12 Nov 2020
This online Zoom information session is to find out more about the National Intellectual Disability Memory Service and to meet some of their team.
Medical guidelines for adults with Down syndrome.
05 Nov 2020
New guidelines for medical care of adults with Down syndrome have been published in the US recently.
Prevention from infection with Covid-19 is particularly important for adults with Down syndrome
04 Nov 2020
A new study was published on the 21st October which looked at whether having Down syndrome is a risk factor for death from Covid-19.
National Memory Clinic for People with an Intellectual Disability
01 Oct 2020
We are delighted to be able to share news from the National Memory Clinic for People with an Intellectual Disability. A Memory Clinic is a specialist service that provides assessment, diagnosis, and follow-up treatment for people with memory disorders, including dementia. The National Memory Clinic for People with an Intellectual Disability has been developed in partnership between Tallaght University Hospital (TUH), Trinity College Dublin, and the Daughters of Charity Disability Support Service