Immunisation Schedule

New Schedule, More Protection

Two new vaccines are being added to the childhood immunisation schedule. These new vaccines will give babies protection against Meningococcal B disease and rotavirus disease. The HSE has been given funding to allow us to introduce these vaccines for all babies born on or after 1 October 2016.

What vaccines will my baby get?

The vaccines your baby will get, depends on the date your baby was born.

If your baby was born on or after 1 October 2016 information is available below

If your baby was born before 1 October 2016 click here for more  information

 

For babies born ON or AFTER 1 October 2016

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)

The HSE continues to experience ongoing delays with the supply of BCG vaccine. Click here for more information

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

For more information please visit www.immunisation.ie