Catch up vaccinations

This page gives information about

  • the recommended catch up schedule in Ireland,
  • where to find information on vaccines given in other countries and
  • useful links if you have received records in another language and need to translate them to determine what vaccines your patient requires. 

Interrupted immunisation courses

“If an immunisation course is interrupted, it should be resumed as soon as possible. It is not necessary to repeat the course, regardless of the time interval from the previous incomplete course*. The course should be completed with the same brand of vaccine if possible. * except cholera vaccine”. http://www.hse.ie/eng/health/immunisation/hcpinfo/guidelines/chapter2.pdf

Catch up Schedule for late entrants in Ireland

The recommended schedule for catch up vaccinations - November 2017

Immunisation Schedules

If you are looking for information from other countries the follwing website from the ECDC (European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention) http://vaccine-schedule.ecdc.europa.eu/Pages/Scheduler.aspx

  • gives all the vaccine schedules by EU country
  • provides a list of which countries use which vaccines
  • compares the schedule in Ireland with those another country

The following link can be used to look up immunisation schedules across the world http://apps.who.int/immunization_monitoring/globalsummary/schedules (when you enter this page click on the country you require and select the vaccines you require. Click ok to get a full schedule listing)

Translations

The following links may be useful in translating immunisation records from other countries:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has translations of their Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) into many languages available at http://www.immunize.org/vis/?f=9

This page was updated on 8 November 2017