Primary Immunisation Schedule

For babies born 1 July 2015 - 30 September 2016

In Ireland, all the recommended childhood immunisations listed in the timetable are free of charge.

Download the booklet "Your child's immunisation - A guide for parents" for information about the primary childhood programme (Birth - 13 months) - English or Irish Version

For information about what to expect at each visit and what to do after your visit please click on the month that is approapriate to your child in the table below. (Please note you will need adobe reader to access these documents)

 
Age to Vaccinate Type of Vaccination

At Birth

Birth

 

BCG/Tuberculosis Vaccine
(given in maternity hospitals or HSE clinic)

The HSE continues to experience ongoing delays with the supply of
BCG vaccine. Click HERE for more information

At 2 Months

2 Months

Free from your GP

6 in 1
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
Hib (Haemophilus influenzae B)
Polio (Inactivated poliomyelitis)
Hepatitis B

PCV
(Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine)

At 4 Months

4 months

Free from your GP

6 in 1
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
Hib (Haemophilus influenzae B)
Polio (Inactivated poliomyelitis)
Hepatitis B

Men C
(Meningococcal C)

At 6 Months

6month

Free from your GP

6 in 1
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
Hib (Haemophilus influenzae B)
Polio (Inactivated poliomyelitis)
Hepatitis B

PCV
(Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine)

At 12 Months

12 Months

Free from your GP

MMR
Measles
Mumps
Rubella

PCV
(Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine)

At 13 Months

13 Months

Free from your GP

Men C
(Meningococcal C)

Hib
(Haemophilus Influenzae B)

 

Will immunisations still work if my child doesn't get them at the right time?

Yes. 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. However older children may not need all the vaccine doses or may need different vaccines. Just ask your GP (general practitioner).

 

What is the schedule for babies born BEFORE 1st July 2015?

Babies born before 1st July 2015 need an extra dose of MenC at 6 months of age.

 

Has the vaccine schedule changed?

Yes. The vaccines schedules have changed many times as new vaccines were added. The previous vaccination schedules are available on our homepage.

 

For more information

 

This page was updated on 03/08/2016