National Emergencies / Public Health Issues

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In the event of a national emergency or a public health issue the Department's Schools Financial and Database Section will disseminate information from the lead government department or agency to the education sector.  PLS also represents the Department on the national emergency co-ordinating committee.

Current public health issues/alerts

Coronavirus / Covid 19

See Information for schools, preschools and third level institutions on the Coronavirus provided by the Department of Health and HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

School Vaccination Programme 2019/2020

  • The HSE National Immunisation Office NIO have delivered copies of Vaccines to protect your child HPV, MenACWY and Tdap Information for parents of children starting secondary school in 2019 to primary schools. Please give each child starting secondary school in 2019 a leaflet. If additional copies are needed email or download copies from the NIO website at  

Primary School Vaccination Programme 2018/2019

Post Primary School Vaccination Programme 2018/2019

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre