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HSE urges parents to vaccinate their children

The Health Service Executive has urged parents to take part in the immunisation programme which commences in schools from September 27th.

Parents whose children are in first year or junior infants will be receiving immunisation consent packs, according to the director of public health at the HSE National Immunisation Office Lucy Jessop.

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Ms. Jessop stated, “We would ask parents to keep an eye out for these and urge them to return these completed to the school, consenting to vaccination of their child. A parent or legal guardian can sign the consent form,”.

She went on to say that “Vaccination is vitally important to protect children from preventable diseases such as measles, whooping cough and meningitis amongst others.”

If a parent or guardian gives consent for their child to receive the 4-in-1 MMR, HPV, Tdap or MenACWY but was unable to due to Covid-19 restrictions or because they were self-isolating, can still partake in the vaccine programme.

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Parents can contact the school team to arrange an appointment, the details of which are provided on the HSE website.

Ms Jessop stated, “No interval is needed between getting the Covid-19 vaccine and a school vaccine.”

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