Children's Health

Child Immunisation

Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting your child against certain diseases.  The risks from having these diseases are much greater than the risk of any minor side effects from immunisation.

Remember your child needs FIVE visits to your GP to complete their course of vaccines and to be protected against serious diseases.

What vaccines will my child get at birth? When your child is born, a Health Service Executive (HSE ) doctor will give your child the BCG vaccine at the maternity hospital or later at a HSE clinic.  This vaccine protects against Tuberculosis (TB)

What can I expect after vaccination? A few weeks after the BCG vaccine, a small red pimple usually appears at the site of the injection.  The pimple will remain for a number of weeks and there may be a slight discharge.  A scab may form over the injection site.  This is normal.  The scab will heal and leave a small scar.

What can I expect after vaccination? Your child may have a sore arm, flu symptoms or fever after the vaccination.  If they have a very high fever you can give them plenty of fluids and paracetemol or Ibuprofen. 

Age to Vaccinate

Type of Vaccination

At birth

BCG tuberculosis vaccine (given in maternity hospitals or a HSE clinic)

At 2 months
Free from your GP

6 in 1
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Whooping cough (Pertussis)
Hib (Haemophilus influenzae B)
Polio (Inactivated poliomyelitis)
Hepatitis B
PCV
(Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine)

At 4 months
Free from your GP

6 in 1
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Whooping cough (Pertussis)
Hib (Haemophilus influenzae B)
Polio (Inactivated poliomyelitis)
Hepatitis B
Men C
(Meningococcal C)

At 6 months
Free from your GP

6 in 1
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Whooping cough (Pertussis)
Hib (Haemophilus influenzae B)
Polio (Inactivated poliomyelitis)
Hepatitis B
PCV
(Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine)

At 12 months
Free from your GP

MMR
Measles
Mumps
Rubella
PCV
(Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine)

At 13 months
Free from your GP

Men C
(Meningococcal C)
Hib
(Haemophilus Influenzae B)

At 4-5 years
Free in school or from your GP

4 in 1
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Whooping cough (Pertussis)
Polio (Inactivated poliomyelitis)
MMR
Measles
Mumps
Rubella

At 11 – 14 years
Free in school

Td
Diphtheria
Tetanus

At 12 years
(1st year second level school)
Girls only free in school

HPV
Human Papillomavirus

Please note that unless there is a valid reason, we advise that all children should have the complete course of recommended immunisations. If your child is not immunised, then as well as a risk to themselves, they may pose a risk to other children as they may be a carrier for these diseases.

 

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Jervis Medical Centre
(Opposite Cineworld Cinema)
Corner of Jervis / Parnell Street. Dublin 1
City Centre.

Contact Jervis Medical Centre Dublin (01) 873 59 59