Current Schedule

The 2019/2020 Flu season has now ended. Flu season normally runs from October until the end of April. 

Everyone else should continue to get vacciated on time as shown in the schedule below.

Immunisation Schedule 2019
Age Vaccine Number of Injections Where
2 Months

6 in 1 + MenB* + PCV +Rotavirus

3 + Oral vaccine

GP
4 Months

6 in 1 + MenB* + Rotavirus

2 + Oral Vaccine

GP
6 Months

6 in 1 + PCV + MenC

3 GP
12 Months

MMR + MenB

2 GP
13 Months

Hib/MenC + PCV

2 GP

Junior Infants" '

4 in 1 + MMR

2 School

1st Year"

HPV9 +

MenACWY + Tdap

2 doses (6 months apart)

2

School

At risk^

Flu

1 dose each flu season
(for most people)

GP / Pharmacy /
Peer Vaccinator /
Occupational Health

At risk~

PPV

1 dose
(for most people)

GP

Pregnant Women

Tdap

Each pregnancy
(from 16 weeks)

GP

*When babies are given MenB vaccine with the other childhood vaccines they are more at risk of developing a fever.  We recommend giving all children 3 doses of liquid infant paracetamol after their 2 and 4 month vaccines to reduce the risk of fever. More information here

" also offered to age equivalent children who are attending special schools or are home schooled. 

' offered by GPs in Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim

^ visit www.hse.ie/flu for a full listing of people in at-risk groups

~ visit our pneumococcal section for a full listing of people in at-risk groups

Vaccine Abbreviations

  • 6 in 1 - Diphtheria, Haemophilus Influenzae b (Hib), Hepatitis B, acellular Pertussis, inactivated Polio, Tetanus vaccine
  • MenB - Meningococcal B recombinant vaccine
  • Rotavirus - Rotavirus oral vaccine
  • PCV - Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
  • MenC - Meningococcal C conjugate vaccine
  • MMR - Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccine
  • Hib/MenC - Haemophilus Influenzae b/Meningococcal C conjugate vaccine
  • 4 in 1 - Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio vaccine
  • Tdap - Tetanus, low dose diphtheria and low dose pertussis vaccine
  • HPV9 - Human Papillomavirus vaccine
  • MenACWY - Meningococcal A, C, W, Y conjugate vaccine
  • Flu - Influenza vaccine 
  • PPV - Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine

More Information

This page was updated on 13 May 2020