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Childhood Vaccinations

Vaccinations

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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Childhood Vaccinations

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 …

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