Vaccine information for Healthcare Professionals

Please be aware the HSE School Immunisation Programme has been paused as school teams are now giving the COVID-19 Vaccine. This decision was made by the COVID-19 National Immunisation Taskforce responsible for the National Covid Vaccination Campaign.

The school teams know what students need to get their vaccines. Contact will be made with parents and guardians when the programme restarts.

The School immunisation programmes are organised by the local immunisation office. Please contact your local office using the contact details available from here if you have any questions.

Please continue to give your patients the primary childhood immunisation schedule and at risk patients their vaccines. Read a letter from Dr Kevin Kelleher and Mr David Walsh here about the primary childhood immunisation schedule. 

Vaccine deliveries are continuing as normal; ensure your order is placed in time. Visit

Vaccination Appointment Advice

If you're a GP, a Practice Nurse or part of a HSE Immunisation Team click below for information on




Evaluation of Information Materials, Training and Performance of the HSE National Cold Chain Service during the Implementation of the New Primary Childhood Immunisation (PCI) Schedule. Dr Breda Cosgrove Specialist Registrar in Public Health Medicine (November 2017)

An audit of HPV information materials from 7 countries. Dr Breda Cosgrove Specialist Registrar in Public Health Medicine (June 2017)

The National Immunisation Office in conjunction with United Drug recently distributed a questionnaire to all GP practices that receive vaccines from the HSE Cold Chain.

Uptake Statistics

  • National Immunisation Uptake Statistics are available on
  • Uptake statistics for the UK and Northern Ireland are avaialble on the UK Health Protection Agency website.
  • International figures are available on

This page was updated on 25 March 2021