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.
The programme aims to vaccinate on an annual basis by offering students in First year in second level schools and age equivalent in special schools and home schooled Tdap vaccine.
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
The licensed documents for each vaccine (Summary of Product Characteristcs and the Patient Information Leaflet) are available from the HPRA Website.
The Tdap vaccine used in the school programme is called Boostrix. It is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline Ltd.
This page was updated on 17 August 2020