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Immunisation Schedule

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 (2.8MB) or Irish Version (3MB)

For information about what to expect at each visit and what to do after your visit please click on the month that is appropriate 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

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

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At 2 Months (518KB)

Free from your GP

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

PCV (Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine)

MenB Vaccine (Meningococcal B Vaccine)

Rotavirus oral vaccine

At 4 Months (546KB)

Free from your GP

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

MenB Vaccine (Meningococcal B Vaccine)

Rotavirus oral vaccine

At 6 Months (524KB)

Free from your GP

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

PCV (Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine)

MenC Vaccine (Meningococcal C Vaccine)

At 12 Months (476KB)

Free from your GP

MMR (Measles Mumps Rubella)

MenB Vaccine (Meningococcal B Vaccine)

At 13 Months (551KB)

Free from your GP

Hib/MenC (Haemophilus influenzae  b and Meningococcal C combined vaccine)

PCV (Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine)

 5 Visits Completed

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) 

 

Should I delay taking my baby for their vaccines during Covid-19?

No. It is important, that the childhood vaccines are given at the recommended time to provide children with maximum protection from vaccine preventable diseases.

Delaying the childhood vaccines is putting children at unnecessary risk of vaccine preventable diseases at the time they are most vulnerable to the diseases. 

The HSE also recommends that people attend for medical appointments during this time and this would include attending for childhood vaccinations.

Rachel's daughter was due her 13 month vaccines recently and created a short video to share their experience. 

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This page was updated on 21 September 2020