Common Queries about School Consent Forms

This also applies for children attending special schools or home schooled children.

Consent Packs are distributed to parents/guardians through schools for the school immunisation programme. 

The following queries are the most common questions we are asked when parents/guardians are completing the consent forms.

 

My child is repeating Junior Infants/1st Year. Do they need to get these vaccines again?

If your child is repeating Junior Infants and they got the 4 in 1 and MMR vaccine last year they do not need to get these vaccines again.

If your child is repeating 1st Year and they received

  • HPV, Tdap and MenC (for girls)
  • Tdap and MenC (for boys)

They do not need to get these vaccines again.

Please complete the consent form and refuse consent. In the space provided for reason please provide details.

4in1mmrno

HPVno

If your child did not receive a complete course of these vaccines (1 dose of 4 in 1, 1 dose of MMR or 2 doses of HPV, 1 dose of Tdap, 1 dose of MenC) you should consent to the vaccines your child missed. If you would like them to be vaccinated please provide details of the vaccines they already had as part of the school programme.

4in1mmryes

HPVYes

 

My child had these vaccines before, do I need to complete a consent form? 

Please complete the consent form and refuse consent. In the space provided for reason please state your reasons

 4in1mmrno

HPVno

I am not sure if my child had their routine vaccines, where can I find this information?

Please contact the local health office or your GP to request a copy of your child’s records. The local office details are available to view on our website - http://www.hse.ie/eng/health/immunisation/whoweare/requestrecord.html

 

How do I complete the consent form? 

 

4 in 1 and MMR Form for Junior Infants

If you would like your child to receive the vaccine(s), please sign the box(es) and fill in the details in the space provided. 

4in1mmryes

If you do not want your child to receive the vaccine(s). please sign the box(es) and fill in the details in the space provided. 

4in1mmrno

HPV, Tdap and MenACWY Form  

If you would like your child to receive the vaccine(s), please sign the box(es) and fill in the details in the space provided. 

HPVYes

If you do not want your child to receive the vaccine(s), please sign the box(es) and fill in the details in the space provided. 

HPVno

I don't want my child to be vaccinated; do I need to complete a consent form? 

Yes, please complete the consent form and refuse consent so that we have a record of this.

 4in1mmrno

HPVno

I have changed my mind and I do not want my child to have these vaccines. What do I need to do? 

Please contact the local health office to withdraw your consent. The contact details are on the following page http://bit.ly/VaccRec

 

Who can sign the consent form? 

Any parent/legal guardian who is authorised to give consent on behalf of the child can sign the consent form.

 

Why is there only 1 consent form for all of these vaccines?

Following feedback from parents and school vaccination staff it was decided that one consent form should be used by parents/guardians for each school programme.

This means that parents/guardians only need to complete their child’s personal details once.

 

I have a question, who can I speak to? 

Please contact the local health office. The contact details are on the letter in the consent pack and also on the following page http://bit.ly/VaccRec

 

I didn’t receive a pack for my child, where can I get one?

Please contact the local health office. The contact details are on the following page http://bit.ly/VaccRec

 

I would like to read more information before I consent for my child, where can I find more information?

Further information about the school programmes is available on the following pages

 

I don’t have a passport for my child; do I need one so they can be vaccinated?

No. If you do not have a passport for your child one will be provided to your child after their vaccination(s).

Please keep this passport safe as it may be required for travel, work or education purposes in the future.

This page was updated 14 August 2019