Minister for Health Simon Harris has written letters to social media and sports organisations asking them to promote vaccinations.

In recent weeks the minister has received correspondence from Facebook, Google, Twitter and Pinterest.

Federation of Irish Spirt, Sport HQ and Spirt Ireland received correspondence as well.

The Minister stated that “One of the sources of misinformation about vaccination is social media”.

This also comes as Harris is set to launch an alliance of healthcare professionals and policy makers to increase the awareness of vaccines.

-Sam Fitzsimons