Furious teachers are likely to ballot for industrial action after they were pushed down the list of vaccine priorities.
The three teacher unions will meet tomorrow for their annual conferences.
And the subject of vaccines has been pushed to top of the list on the various agendas.
The leaders of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO), the Association of Secondary Teachers’ Ireland (ASTI) and Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) are preparing motions for discussion.
Insiders say the conferences are likely to seek support for ballots for some form of industrial action.
Education Minister Norma Foley will attend her first Easter conventions as is guaranteed to get a cool reception.
The insder said there is no threat to the scheduled re-opening of schools for all pupils next Monday, April, 12, but mounting anger could see disruption later in the term.
Ms Foley will address the INTO conference tomorrow morning and will speak to TUI delegates on Wednesday. The ASTI did not invite the minster to its conference.
Depending on the roll-out, which has already been subject to some delays, younger teachers fear it could be well into the autumn or even winter before they are vaccinated.