Vaccine information for Healthcare Professionals

The HSE school vaccination teams have started contacting parents and guardians to offer vaccination appointments to students who are due 4 in 1 and MMR (Junior Infants) and HPV and MenACWY (1st year students) vaccines.

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 27 August 2020