We provide the full range Childhood and Seasonal Vaccination schedule in conjunction with the HSE as well as elective vaccination services such as travel on request.
Following on from the Maternal and Infant care scheme the full programme of childhood vaccinations commences at 2 months of age.
The proposed vaccination schedule should therefore be discussed with our practice midwives at the baby’s 6 week check. We provide a recall system for the busy Mum and Dad.
(This Leaflet contains full vaccination information including advice on any symptoms your child may have after vaccination.)
Influenza and Pneumococcal vaccinations are normally provided from September to December. Up to date instructions regarding availability and clinic times will be posted on this website annually. View the News section for more info.
Cervical Cancer is caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Cervical cancer vaccination aims to prevent infection with the most important types of this virus. It offers protection against pre-cancerous lesions of the cervix and vulva which may lead to cervical cancer if not detected. It also protects against over 90% of genital warts.
The HSE provide a free HPV vaccination programme in secondary schools aimed at first year female and male students.
The vaccination schedule consists of 3 vaccines in total.Most benefit is derived from the vaccine prior to infection with the Human Papilloma Virus, hence the young age of vaccine commencement.
At present, outside of this programme the vaccine is available privately only. If you feel you or your child may benefit or you require further information please discuss this with our administration staff and a doctor or nurse will contact you subsequently.
IMPORTANT: The vaccine is not replacing routine cervical screening which is offered free of charge by the HSE’s Cervical Check scheme between the ages of 25 and 60. Even those who are vaccinated will need to continue lifelong cervical smears as the vaccine does not protect against all forms of cervical cancer. Please see our cervical screening section for further information.
Our practice is a registered Travel Vaccination centre including the Yellow Fever vaccination.
You will need to make an appointment with the doctor to explore all health issues related to safe travel. This may include food and water safety, sun protection, malaria prophylaxis and sexual health issues as well as to assess the requirement or not for travel vaccinations.
Relevant vaccinations will be given at a subsequent planned visit with our practice nurse.
Please remember to make an appointment well in advance of your travel plans. We recommend at least 6 weeks prior to extended or long-haul trips.