Tdap Immunisation Uptake Statistics

The Tdap (tetanus and low-dose diphtheria and acellular pertussis) vaccine was introduced to the schools immunisation programme on a phased basis from September 2011. This vaccine is offered to students in first year of second level schools and replaces the previous school based Td (Tetanus and low dose diphtheria) vaccination programme. The HSE extended the Tdap vaccination programme to all areas from September 2012.