Vaccination programme in Ireland: Information for Ukrainian nationals

In this video available here, Dr Oksana Kozdoba a Pediatrician from Ukraine shares information about the vaccination programme in Ireland. She covers the vaccines offered in Ireland to protect babies, school children and adults.

Guidelines for health workers in the midst of the current crisis in Ukraine: Working with Ukrainian and Russian speaking Interpreters training

HSE Cork Kerry Community Healthcare in conjunction with the HSE National Social Inclusion Office and HSE Mental Health are delivering this free online training. This training aims to share practical tips to support you to deliver your service with Interpreters and to build confidence with the process.

When: Friday, 17th of June (10:30am-12noon)

You can register for this training here. Please register by Thursday, 16th June 2022.

This training is for those who work to support beneficiaries of the temporary protection directive and require the services of a Ukrainian/Russian speaking interpreter for example;  G.P.s, Community Workers, Teachers, Public Health Nurses, Area Medical Officers, Primary Care and Mental Health staff.

This training is available to HSE and non-HSE staff.

The learning goals of the training are:

  • To raise awareness of the importance of working with an Interpreter to ensure; equal access to health services, accurate information gathering and better health outcomes for our service users;
  • To provide practical guidance to health practitioners supporting people who do not use English as a first language; and
  • To encourage and support individuals and services to implement best practice guidelines around working with Interpreters.

For queries, please email in HSE Mental Health Operations.

Information on ‘Getting Healthcare in Ireland’ for Ukrainian nationals

New online content ‘Getting Healthcare in Ireland’ is now available to read in both Ukrainian and Russian languages on the HSE website.

It includes information about:

  • Where to get help when you’re unwell
  • Contraception
  • Pregnancy
  • Vaccines
  • Information on other common health topics

We will continue to update information in English, Ukrainian and Russian languages.

You can find more information here.

Mental health supports for people from Ukraine

Information on mental health supports for people from Ukraine is now available in Ukrainian, Russian and English on

People arriving from Ukraine have access to a wide range of mental health supports and services. In addition to information resources, mental health promotion and self-help options, more formalised, person-centred services are also delivered by the HSE and partner organisations, and through GP and primary care services.

Information on healthcare services for Ukrainian nationals: Ukrainian and Russian language resources available

COVID-19 information for Ukrainian nationals arriving in Ireland is now available to read in both Ukrainian and Russian languages on Other recent updates include how to apply for a medical card and links to bi-lingual medical card forms. We will continue to update information in English, Ukrainian and Russian languages.