All babies are eligible for immunisation against vaccine preventable diseases such as:
- Tuberculosis (BCG – given in your local Health Centre)
6:1 vaccination, which includes the following:
- Pertussis (whooping cough)
- Haemophilus Influenza B
- Hepatitis B
- Pneumococcal disease (PCV)
- Meningitis C (Men C)
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
Men b Vaccine – Bexsero Schedule
3 x doses under 6 months can be given with usual vaccines plus a booster between 12-23 months.
2 x doses for over 6 months all 2 months apart Add link to meningitis.org.uk and bexsero
Chicken pox vaccine
Varivax – From 12 months – 2 doses 3 months apart
Rotavirus vaccine – Rotarix oral vaccine – 2 doses at 2 and 4 months – Can be given with usual vaccine schedule.
For all over 60 years of age shingles vaccine Zostavax – 1 dose injection – Can be given with flu vaccine but not with the pneummonia vaccine
Our experienced Practice Nurse runs our vaccine clinics. Your baby must be 2, 4, 6, 12 & 13 months before the respective vaccines can be administered. Vaccines cannot be administered ahead of the vaccination schedule. See the vaccination schedule below. If your baby is unwell at the time they are due their vaccine please make an appointment with our Doctor to advise whether it is appropriate to vaccinate or if they need alternative treatment.
We can also provide the varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine for children over 1 year of age (cost not covered by the national immunisation scheme).
For more information on the schedule and any questions you might have,
please visit http://www.immunisation.ie/en/ChildhoodImmunisation/
We provide yearly Flu vaccines and Pneummonia vaccine to those who are high risk and all over 65 years.
We provide Gardasil vaccine which is 3 doses over a 6 month period. It helps prevent 70 % of cervical cancer. This is not covered by the national immunisation scheme.
We provide Hepatitis B vaccine to those who require it for work ie. health care workers.
For all vaccines please make an appointment with our nurse.