Primary Childhood Immunisation Programme

Decline in uptake of primary childhood immunisations

There has been a decline in the uptake of primary childhood immunisations in many countries in Europe including Ireland, particularly since the COVID-19 pandemic. Declines in immunisation coverage is a real concern, leaving young children vulnerable to vaccine preventable diseases, and leading to a risk of outbreaks.

We have developed a toolkit to support GPs and Practice Nurses to maximise uptake of childhood immunisations in your practice.

Download the toolkit - it contains

  • Tips for Catch-Up Vaccination in General Practice
    Watch this video where Dr Tom Barrett, Senior Medical Officer, National Immunisation Office outlines the RCPI National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) recommendations and addresses common questions the National Immunisation Office receives about catch up vaccines. This video concentrates on the Primary Childhood Immunisation Programme where vaccines are offered to children at 2, 4, 6, 12 and 13 months of age through General Practice.

Suggested social media messages

  • Your baby needs five visits to complete their primary childhood immunisation schedule. Make an appointment with your GP practice today. Find out more at immunisation.ie #KeepVaccinating
  • Getting your baby vaccinated is a safe and effective way to protect them from serious diseases. Make an appointment with your GP practice today. Learn more at immunisation.ie #KeepVaccinating
  • Getting your baby vaccinated on time is the best way to protect them from serious diseases when they are older. Make an appointment with your GP practice today. Learn more at immunisation.ie #KeepVaccinating
  • Don't delay getting your baby vaccinated. The routine vaccines for your baby are free and will help protect them from infectious diseases. So make an appointment with your GP practice today. Learn more: immunisation.ie #KeepVaccinating

 

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Primary childhood Immunisation Schedule

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Health Professionals Information Materials

You can read or download our PowerPoint presentation on the schedule or visit our Conferences page for more training materials

Parent information 
This page was updated on 16 June 2022