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Immunisations and Travel Vaccinations

Immunisations and Travel Vaccinations

Childhood Immunisations

Childhood immunisation is a simple safe and effective way of protecting your child against certain diseases.

Our Practice Nurse administers immunisations according to the schedule in Ireland:

  • ‘6 in 1’ – made up of Diphtheria , Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis B, Whooping Cough or Pertussis, and Hib ( Haemophilus Influenza B ). This is given at 2 , 4 and 6 months of age. The Hib is also given at 13 months.
  • MMR – Measles, Mumps and Rubella , which is given at 12 months
  • PCV -Pneumoccocal Vaccine – given at 2 , 6 and 13 months
  • Meningococcal C Vaccine – given at 6, and 13 months.
  • MenB – Meningococcal B recombinant vaccine – Given at 2, 4, and 12 months
  • Rotavirus – Oral vaccine, given at 2 and 4 months 
  • Hib and MenC are given as a combined vaccine at 13 months 

Children will continue the immunisation programme when they start school. 

In 2020/2021 all children aged 2-12 yrs are entitled to a free flu vaccine. This is usually a nasal vaccine. 

Chicken Pox Vaccine  – 

Varivax – 2 doses, 3 months apart. Can be given from 12 months. This is not covered under the National Immunisation scheme. 

For more information on the Childhood Immunisation schedule please visit http://www.immunisation.ie/en/Childhoodimmunisation/

 

Adult Immunisations

  • Influenza – Flu Vaccine 

Annual immunisation is strongly advised for all adults aged 65 yrs and over, and for people with certain medical illnesses including chronic lung heart or kidney disease, diabetes or those with a suppressed immune system or those who have had a splenectomy.                              

  • Pneumonia – Pneumoccocal Vaccine

Pneumococcal vaccine is strongly recommended for those over 65yrs  and those at high risk. If you are over 65yrs only one dose is required.  A booster vaccination is recommended 5 years after the first dose if the first dose was received under the age 65 yrs, and in those patients whose antibody levels are likely to fall Eg,  those without a spleen

  • Zostavax ( Shingles Vaccine)

One single dose injection. Cannot be given at the same time as the pneumococcal vaccine, but can be given at the same time as the flu vaccine.

  • Gardasil Vaccine ( HPV ) 

This is given as 3 doses over a 6 month period for those over the age 15 yrs. In Ireland Gardasil 9 is now part of the National Immunisation school programe and is given to boys and girls in first year of secondary school.

For more information please visit -https://www.hse.ie/eng/health/immunisation/hcpinfo/othervaccines/hpvadults/

Travel Vaccinations

Hanover Medical Centre is a fully registered Yellow Fever Vaccine centre. We offer advice on worldwide travel vaccination recommendations and malaria prevention. Your individual requirements will be assessed based on your destination length of trip , previous vaccinations and medical history. You will have a medical consultation to ensure you are safe to travel and be immunised.

We administer the following vaccinations

  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Typhoid Vaccine
  • Yellow Fever Vaccine
  • Diptheria Tetanus and polio vaccine
  • Rabies Vaccine

Please note – if you require Yellow Fever vaccine you will be required to stay in the surgery for 45 minutes after receiving the vaccine.

The international Yellow Fever certificate becomes valid 10 days after the date on which the vaccine was received. 

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