School Programme 2016/2017

August 2016

The Schools Immunisation Programme (SIP) is developed in accordance with the guidance issued by the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) and contained in the Immunisation Guidelines for Ireland.

The Schools Immunisation Programme is part of a national strategy to protect children from infectious diseases through vaccination. Specifically the Schools Immunisation Programme protects against the following diseases with the named vaccines:

  • Measles, mumps, rubella with MMR vaccine
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, polio, pertussis with Tdap/IPV vaccine
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis with Tdap vaccine
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) with HPV vaccine
  • Meningococcal C infection with MenC vaccine

In Ireland, all the recommended childhood vaccines given in the schools immunisation programme are free.

 

4 in 1 and MMR programme

The programme aims to vaccinate on an annual basis all four to five year olds with 4 in 1 and MMR by targeting students in junior infants of primary schools and age equivalent in special schools and home schooled students.

These vaccines are given by a HSE doctor or nurse in primary school to Junior Infants. In Donegal and Sligo/Leitrim these vaccines are given by GPs.

Information materials for parents are available in the 4 in 1 and MMR school section

The following information materials are available for healthcare professionals carrying out this programme.

Post Vaccination Advice

Click on the link you require to download the document.

Please note you will be leaving www.immunisation.ie when you click the SPC and PIL links

Tdap Programme

The programme aims to vaccinate on an annual basis all 12 to 13 year olds with Tdap by targeting students in first year in second level schools and age equivalent in special schools and home schooled.

Information materials for parents are available in the Tdap school section

The following information materials are available for healthcare professionals carrying out this programme.

Post Vaccination Advice

Click on the link you require to download the document.

Please note you will be leaving www.immunisation.ie when you click the SPC and PIL links

MenC Programme

The programme aims to vaccinate on an annual basis all 12 to 13 year olds with MenC by targeting students in first year in second level schools and age equivalent in special schools and home schooled.

Information materials for parents are available in the MenC school section

The following information materials are available for healthcare professionals carrying out this programme.

Click on the link you require to download the document.

Post Vaccination Advice

Click on the link you require to download the document.

Please note you will be leaving www.immunisation.ie when you click the SPC and PIL links

HPV Programme

The programme aims to vaccinate on an annual basis all 12 to 13 year old girls with HPV by targeting girls in first year in second level schools and age equivalent (for 2016/2017 academic year girls born between 01/09/2004 and 31/08/2005) in special schools and home schooled students.

Information materials for parents are available in the HPV school section

To read more about HPV please visit the following pages

Please note you will be leaving www.immunisation.ie when you click the SPC and PIL links

More Information about HPV can be found at the following websites:

Gardasil safety reports

This page was updated on 27 October 2016