Immunisation

Childhood Immunisation

We offer a comprehensive childhood vaccination service free to all, from the age of two months.

Vaccinations are carried out by our practice nurse.

The primary immunisation programme is a free service for all children.

Minor illness such as head cold or cough are not a reason to delay having your child vaccinated.  If your baby has a temperature or is on antibiotics it's best to reschedule the vaccination appointment to another day.

At Birth :         BCG- Given in hospital or at BCG Centres within one month of life

2 months :       6:1 + PCV- Given at 2 months from the actual birth date

4 months :       6:1 + Meningitis C

6 months :       6:1 + PCV + Men C

12 months :     MMR + PCV

13 months :     HiB Booster + Men C

4-5 years :        4:1 + MMR Booster- Given in school

 

What are these vaccinations?

6 in 1               Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Hib (Haemophilus Influenza B), Pertussis (Whooping Cough) and Hepatitis B Vaccine.

PCV                 Pneumococcal Vaccine.

Men C              Meningococcal Vaccine.

MMR                Measles, Mumps & Rubella Vaccine

4 in 1              Diphtheria, Polio, Tetanus and Pertussis

For further detailed information regarding the national childhood vaccination programme, please go to http://www.immunisation.ie/

 

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