HPV vaccine catch-up programme

The Laura Brennan HPV vaccine catch-up programme is for some people who did not get the vaccine when it was offered to them in school.

Who can get a vaccine

The catch-up programme offers a HPV vaccine to: 

  • females in 2nd to 6th year of secondary school
  • females under the age of 25
  • males in 2nd to 4th year of secondary school
  • males in 5th year who skipped Transition Year

If you are 16 or older and eligible for the catch-up programme, you can book an appointment online

If you are under 16

You can get a HPV vaccine in some schools if you are under 16 and:  

  • still in secondary school 
  • have completed 1st year of secondary school

Schools offering the HPV catch-up programme 

If you are under 16 and eligible for the catch-up programme you can get a HPV vaccine in all secondary schools in:

  • Cavan
  • Dublin South
  • Dublin South City
  • Dublin South East
  • Dublin West
  • Monaghan
  • Sligo
  • West Cork
  • Wicklow

We are working to make the catch-up programme available in other areas.

A parent or legal guardian must complete a consent form for you. Contact your local immunisation office for a consent form. 

Book an appointment online

You can book a HPV vaccine catch-up appointment if you are a:

  • female age 16 to 24 years
  • male age 16 or older who started 1st year of secondary school, homeschool or a special school between 2019 and 2021

Book a HPV vaccine catch-up appointment

What you need to book an appointment

To book an appointment, we ask for:

  • a mobile phone number
  • an address or Eircode

We also ask for a PPS number. If you do not have one, you can still get a vaccine.

Why we ask for your PPS number

We need your PPS number to find your individual health identifier (IHI). An IHI is a unique number used to identify you when you use a health or social care service.

What to bring to your appointment

Bring photo ID with your date of birth to your appointment, for example a: 

  • passport
  • driving licence
  • Garda age card

Arrive 15 minutes before your appointment. Wear something that will make it easy to get the vaccine in your upper arm.

You do not need to fast before getting a HPV vaccine.