The health watchdog says mandatory vaccination could be used as a last resort to boost uptake among healthcare workers.
Advice given to NPHET says redeployment to lower-risk areas may also be an option for staff who refuse to get the jab.
But HIQA says the "intervention ladder" should start with providing evidence-based information and then a one-to-one conversation.
Stranorlar GP Dr Denis McAuley is Chair of the Irish Medical Organisation's GP committee. He doesn't believe healthcare workers should be required to get the vaccine...............