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”.

Catch up Schedule for late entrants in Ireland

The recommended schedule for catch up vaccinations (updated May 2021) 

When a child reaches the age of one year irrespective of the number of MenC, Hib and PCV13 vaccines they may or may not have received that child requires:

One dose of MenC vaccine. Booster dose is given in secondary school.

One dose of PCV13 vaccine up to the age of 2 years.

One dose of Hib vaccine up to the of 10 years One dose of MMR vaccine, second is given in junior infants in primary school.

Immunisation Schedules from other countries

If you are looking for information from other countries the following website from the ECDC (European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention)

  • 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 (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)

Translating records from other countries

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


This page was updated on 2 June 2021