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Childhood Immunisations

Primary Childhood Immunisations are available at Spiddal Medical Centre on a daily basis to children registered with our practice.

The National Immunisation Office produces vaccination record booklets which our practice nurse can fill in so you can keep all your child’s records together.

Please call our reception staff for an appointment with our practice nurse.

Full immunistion schedule may be seen below. Further information is available at

Vaccination for Varicella (Chickenpox) This vaccine is given mainly to Health-Care Workers who do not have a history of having had a Chickenpox infection in childhood and who test negative for the disease on blood testing. It is also included in Childhood Immunisation schedules in the USA. Two doses of the vaccine given at least one month apart leads to life-long immunity. Cost of vaccine is 70 euro per shot. For further information please contact our practice nurse to schedule an appointment.

Meningitis B Vaccination of children who did not recieve it as part of their immunisation schedule can also be arranged . Depending on the age of the child 2 vaccines are required and pricing may vary . For further information please contact our practice nurse to schedule appointment.

2 monthsFree from GP6 in 1**

Meningococcal B conjugate vaccine*

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

Rotavirus oral vaccine
3 + Oral vaccine
4 monthsFree from GP6 in 1**

Meningococcal B conjugate vaccine*

2 + Oral Vaccine
6 monthsFree from GP6 in 1**

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

Meningococcal C conjugate vaccine
12 monthsFree from GPMeasles, Mumps, Rubella vaccine

Meningococcal B conjugate vaccine
13 monthsFree from GPHaemophilus Influenzae b/Meningococcal C conjugate vaccine

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
4-5 Years
(Junior Infants)
In school4 in 1***

Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccine
12-13 Years
(1st Year)
In School and

Free from GP
Human Papillomavirus vaccine

Meningococcal A, C, W, Y vaccine

Tetanus, low dose diphtheria and low dose pertussis vaccine
2 doses (6 months apart)

At riskGP / Pharmacy /
Peer Vaccinator /
Occupational Health
Flu1 dose each year

*When babies are given MenB vaccine with the other childhood vaccines they are more at risk of developing a fever. We recommend giving all children 3 doses of liquid infant paracetamol after their 2 and 4 month vaccines to reduce the risk of fever. More information here…

**6 in 1: Diphtheria, Haemophilus Influenzae b (Hib), Hepatits B, acellular Pertussis, inactivated Polio, Tetanus vaccine

***4 in 1 : Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio vaccine

Visit the HSE primary childhood immunisation section for more inforrmation

Visit the HSE school section for more information