Childhood vaccinations are a safe and effective way to protect your child against certain vaccine-preventable diseases.
All children and young people in Ireland are entitled to vaccinations listed on the primary childhood immunisation schedule free of charge. Vaccinations are not mandatory, but they are strongly recommended by the health authorities for two reasons:
To protect your child from disease, and
To protect the spread of disease among the wider community.
At Briarhill Family Practice, we are happy to discuss any worries or questions you may have about your child’s vaccinations before they are vaccinated.
Some parents like to complete a "vaccination passport" to help keep track of their child's vaccinations and we are happy to provide a computerised printout of your child's progress through the childhood vaccination schedule upon request.
This useful guide for parents may also answer many questions you may have about your child’s vaccinations.
Childhood Immunisation Schedule
Babies born on/after 1st October 2016
Babies born ON/AFTER 1st of October 2016 will receive two new vaccines to protect them from meningococcal B disease and rotavirus disease.
Children born BEFORE the 1st October 2016 can also avail of the MenB vaccine.
Babies born between 1st July 2015 – 30th September 2016
The schedule below is for babies born 1st July 2015 – 30th September 2016.
The HSE provide a useful leaflet on what to expect at each Doctor’s visit as well as what to do after your visit. Just click on the month relating to your child’s age below.
Babies born before 1st July 2015
If your child were born BEFORE 1st July 2015, they would need an extra dose of MenC at six months of age.
HSE Schedule and Information Guides
for Childhood Vaccinations from Birth to 13 Months
At 4 Months - Free from your GP
6 in 1
- Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
- Hib (Haemophilus influenza B)
- Polio (Inactivated poliomyelitis)
- Hepatitis B
Men C (Meningococcal C)
School Vaccination Schedule
Children need to get several booster vaccines as they get older to continue to protect them from certain diseases. We have included some useful links to help you understand each of the vaccines recommended in the school vaccination schedule.
If you have any worries or concerns about the following vaccinations, please book an appointment and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
HSE - Learn more about the childhood vaccination schedule
HSE - Learn more about the 4 in 1 and MMR school programme
HSE - Learn more about Tdap school programme
HSE - Learn more about the MenC school programme.
HSE - Learn more about HPV school programme
Content developed from HSE is adapted for
Briarhill Family Practice by Briarhill Family Practice.