Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting babies and children against certain diseases. The risks from having these diseases are far greater than the risk of any minor side effects from immunisation. There is no evidence to say that vaccinating your child will put them at risk.
On the other hand, evident at times of outbreaks of diseases such as measles, there is evidence of the risk of diseases that can be avoided with effective vaccination.
The vaccine schedule will be discussed at your babies six-week check.
2 Months 6 in 1, PCV, MenB, Rotavirus 3 injections & oral drops
4 Months 6 in 1, MenB, Rotavirus 2 injections & oral drops
6 Months 6 in 1, PCV, MenC 3 injections
12 Months MMR, MenB 2 injections
13 Months Hib/MenC, PCV 2 injections
Pre-school Booster Age 4/5 DTaP/IPV, MMR 2 injections
Further information on all vaccines can be found at:
www.immunisation.ie/en/ChildhoodImmunisation or contact the practice.
Note: A copy of your child’s vaccine record is sent to and kept by the HSE Public Health office. This copy of all vaccines administered as a child is available from the Buncrana Public Health office