School Programme 2020/2021
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.
In Ireland, all the recommended vaccines given in the schools immunisation programme are free.
4 in 1 and MMR programme
The programme aims to vaccinate on an annual basis by offering students in junior infants of primary schools and age equivalent in special schools and home schooled students with 4 in 1 and MMR vaccine.
School vaccines are normally given in primary schools by HSE school vaccination teams. The HSE school vaccination programme may need to be done in a different venue or may be delayed because of Covid-19.
In Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal these vaccines are given through GP practices.
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
The licensed documents for each vaccine (Summary of Product Characteristcs and the Patient Information Leaflet) are available from the HPRA Website.
- The 4 in 1 vaccine used in the school programme is called Tetravac. It is manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur.
- Two MMR vaccines are used in the school programme. The MMR vaccines used in the school programme are called Priorix and MMRVaxPro. Priorix is manufactured by GSK. MMRVaxPro is manufactured by MSD Ireland (Human Health).
This page was updated on 17 August 2020