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    Home > Childhood Immunisation > Primary Immunisation Schedule

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)

 

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Age to Vaccinate

Type of Vaccination

At birth

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

6 in 1

 

Diphtheria

At 2 months

Tetanus

 

Whooping cough (Pertussis)

Free from your GP

Hib (Haemophilus influenzae B)

 

Polio (Inactivated poliomyelitis)

 

Hepatitis B

PCV

 

(Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine)

6 in 1

 

Diphtheria

At 4 months

Tetanus

 

Whooping cough (Pertussis)

Free from your GP

Hib (Haemophilus influenzae B)

 

Polio (Inactivated poliomyelitis)

 

Hepatitis B

 

 

Men C

 

(Meningococcal C)

6 in 1

 

Diphtheria

At 6 months

Tetanus

 

Whooping cough (Pertussis)

Free from your GP

Hib (Haemophilus influenzae B)

 

Polio (Inactivated poliomyelitis)

 

Hepatitis B

 

 

Men C

 

(Meningococcal C)

 

 

PCV

 

(Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine)

At 12 months

MMR

 

Measles

Free from your GP

Mumps

 

Rubella

 

 

PCV

 

(Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine)

At 13 months

Men C

 

(Meningococcal C)

Free from your GP

 

Hib

 

(Haemophilus Influenzae B)


For information about what to expect at each visit and what to do after your visit please click on the month that is approapriate to your child. (Please note you will need adobe reader to access these documents)

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. Just ask your GP (General Practitioner).

 

For more information

This section was updated on 29th January 2013
Health Protection Surveillance Centre The Department of Health and Children Irish College Of General Practitioner