Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting babies and children against certain diseases and is free. The risks from having these diseases are far greater than the risk of any minor effects from immunisation.
We provide childhood immunisations here at RocDoc and have scheduled days each month. You will need to book an appointment and we often discuss this at the post birth visits (2 and 6 weeks) as it’s only a few weeks later before the first vaccination would be due.
We understand that it’s not pleasant but we feel that this is so very important. We try to make the visit as stress free as we can and if you need time to ‘organise’ yourself then that’s fine! We always book the next appointment before you leave and you should get a reminder call the night before.
The schedule of vaccines does change and depending on when the baby was born depends on what is given. There is a lot of useful information on the HSE website so please click here – https://www.hse.ie/eng/health/immunisation/pubinfo/pcischedule/.