CHILD & INFANT VACCINATION
The HSE will remind you when to bring your children for immunisation.
In Ireland, all the recommended childhood immunisations listed in the timetable are free of charge.
Please ring 028 28311 to book your child in.
If your child has a cold or is unwell, it is best to wait until there is an improvement before vaccinating.
You can always arrange an alternative appointment with the receptionist for a later date. Your doctor will advise of the effects of the vaccine on your child.
Most of these vaccines can be given at any age, and a child who misses one injection in a course of injections does not have to start again.
The vaccines already given will still work and your child will still develop protection.
Just ask your doctor.
The following schedule is introduced for all babies born on or after July 1st 2015.
BCG tuberculosis vaccine (given in maternity hospitals or a HSE clinic)
At 2 MONTHS
6 in 1: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping cough (Pertussis)Hib(Haemophilus influenzae B) Polio (Inactivated poliomyelitis), Hepatitis B; PCV (Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine)
At 4 MONTHS
6 in 1:
Men C (Meningococcal C)
AT 6 MONTHS
6 in 1
AT 12 MONTHS
MMR Measles, Mumps, Rubella ;PCV
AT 13 MONTHS
Men C; Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae B)
This schedule is for babies born between 1 July 2015 - 30 September 2016
For all babies born on or after October 1st 2016, the following new vaccines will be introduced: Meningitus B ( Injection ) and Rotavirus ( oral vaccine)
You can visit the HSE web site on the following link for more information:
There is a handy GUIDE FOR PARENTS that you can download here