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2020/2021 School Programme

Information for parents and guardians of children who are starting secondary school and age equivalent in special schools or home schooled in September 2020 

May 2020

Vaccines to protect your child HPV, MenACWY and Tdap Information for parents of children starting secondary school in 2020

Vacsaíní chun do pháiste a chosaint HPV, MenACWY agus Tdap Eolas do thuismitheoirí páistí atá ag tosú ar an meánscoil in 2020

September 2020

In August and September 2020 school teams will deliver consent packs to your childs school. Your child will bring the consent pack home. Please read the information carefully and sign the consent form in the pack. Each pack contains: 

Information Booklet English | Irish | Arabic | Simplified Chinese | German | French | Polish | Portuguese | Russian | Romanian

Factsheet English | Irish | Arabic | Simplified Chinese | German | French | Polish | Portuguese | Russian | Romanian

Consent Form English | Irish 

The pack also contains an envelope so you can send the completed consent form back to the school with your child before the school team visits. 

After your child is vaccinated they will be given:

Post Vaccination Advice English | Irish

You can contact the school immunisation team if you have any questions 


The vaccine used in the school programme in Ireland is called Gardasil9. It is manufactured by MSD. The licensed documents for each vaccines the Summary of Product Characteristcs and the Patient Information Leaflet are available from the HPRA Website.

Information for HSE School Teams 

Medicine Protocol for the School Immunisation Programme


This page was updated on 14 August 2020