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Vaccines Before, During and After Pregnancy

Vaccines given before, during and after pregnancy offer a safe and effective way to protect you and your child from certain diseases. We offer a range of vaccinations recommended by the Irish health authorities for women during this important time. If you have any worries or questions about vaccinations you and your baby may require, …

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The Shingles Vaccine

Shingles is a very common condition especially in the over 50s. In the UK, about one in four people experience shingles at some point during their lifetime. It is thought these rates may be similar in Ireland. The shingles vaccine is a safe and effective way to reduce your chances of developing shingles. What is …

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The Pneumonia Vaccine

The pneumonia (pneumococcal) vaccine is a safe and effective way to protect you against severe and potentially fatal infections. What is the pneumococcal virus? Pneumococcal infections are bacterial infections caused by streptococcus pneumoniae and can lead to severe lung, brain and blood infections such as pneumonia, meningitis and septicemia. It can affect people of all …

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Menopause

The menopause is one of the most significant biological changes a woman will go through in her life. The menopause is defined as the last menstrual period and occurs as a natural reduction in hormone production as a woman gets older. The falling level of hormones, particularly oestrogen, is thought to cause the menopausal symptoms …

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