Area Medical Teams visit schools in the area to give vaccinations like the MMR, Meningitis C, Rubella etc. They also work with Public Health Nurses to check on a child's development from birth onwards, through a series of standard regular checks. Area Medical Officers also play an important role in managing outbreaks of illness like measles or mumps in the area. You can contact the Area Medical Officers at Tel: 01 268 0300. Primary childhood immuzation is available through your local GP free of charge for details of this service Tel: 01 268 0341.
Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting your child against certain diseases. Children and young people in Ireland are entitled to certain vaccinations and immunisation services free of charge. These vaccines are provided by your GP, in Hospitals, at Health Centres, at home or at school.
For more information on immunisation talk to your GP, Public Health Nurse at your local Health Centre, call the HSE info line 1850 24 1850 or visit - www.immunisation.ie