WQ81951 (e) Tabled on 20/01/2021

Will the Minister make a statement on the role vitamin D supplements can play in mitigating COVID-19 and in fostering good health more generally?

Answered by Minister for Health and Social Services | Answered on 01/02/2021

There is currently no robust evidence to support taking vitamin D supplements to reduce the risk or severity of COVID-19. However, vitamin D is important to build and maintain bone and muscle health. We advise that everyone consider taking a daily vitamin D supplement of 10mg during the winter months. This is particularly important this year when we are all spending far more time indoors away from sunlight.