HPV vaccine catch-up programme


The Laura Brennan HPV vaccine catch-up programme is for some people who did not get the HPV vaccine yet.

The vaccine is free and the programme will run until the end of 2023.

Who can get a vaccine

You can get a HPV vaccine if you’re:

  • in second to sixth year of secondary school, homeschool or special school
  • female age 24 or younger
  • male age 21 or younger

If you’re an international student living in Ireland, you can get a vaccine if you’re:

  • female age 24 or younger
  • male age 21 or younger

If you’re a refugee or seeking protection in Ireland, you can get a vaccine if you’re:

  • female age 14 to 24
  • male age 14 to 21

Book a HPV vaccine appointment

Add your details to our system if you're not sure if you got the HPV vaccine before. We will tell you if you had one.

Things you need to book online

You’ll need:

  • a mobile phone number so we can send you your appointment details 
  • an address or Eircode

We also ask for your Personal Public Service (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). Your IHI is a unique number used to identify you when you use a health or social care service.

Help to book an appointment

If you need help booking an appointment, contact: 

What to bring to your appointment

If you're 16 or older

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

  • passport
  • driving licence
  • Garda age card

If you're under 16

A parent or legal guardian must be with you at the appointment.

Bring your PPS number and ID with your date of birth on it. This can be your passport or birth certificate. If you do not have these, any ID like a Public Services Card or school ID would be helpful.

If you do not have any ID, your parent or legal guardian can confirm your identity and age at the appointment.

Important things to remember

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 (not eat) before getting a HPV vaccine.

Find out more about Laura Brennan and the HPV vaccine.