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Under 6 Free GP Scheme & Over 70's Free GP Scheme

All our practices are participating in the Under 6 Free GP Scheme. and Over 70's Free GP Scheme. The scheme's commenced on July 1st and August 5th respectively, so please register as soon as possible.

Please note that the Under 6 GP Care Scheme applies up to 6 years of age (age 0 – 5).

From 5th August 2015 everyone aged 70 or over, ordinarily resident in Ireland, will be eligible for free GP care regardless of income.

What do you need to do?

Medical Card Holders: If you or your child/children have a Medical Card or GP Visit Card they will automatically be registered for these new schemes.

Non-Medical Card Holders: If you or your child/children do not have a Medical Card or GP Visit Card you must register for these new scheme at gpvisitcard.ie

Childhood Vaccines

The following is the current list of recommended childhood vaccinations.
For babies born after 1st July 2015, the Meningitis C vaccine at 6 months old has now been removed from the national vaccination schedule.

AgeImmunisation
1st MonthBCG
2 MonthsDtaP/IPV/HiB/HepB(6in1)+ PCV/Rotarix/Men B
4 MonthsDtaP/IPV/HiB/HepB(6in1) + MenC/Men B
6 MonthsDtaP/IPV/HiB/HepB(6in1) + PCV + MenC
12 MonthsMMR + PCV/Men B
13 MonthsMenC + HepB
4-5 YearsDtaP/IPV/MMR
11-12 YearsMMR
10-14 YearsBCG
12-14 Years

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Chickenpox Vaccination

We are happy to offer chickenpox (Varicella) vaccination to children aged 14 months or older. Many parents would like their children to be vaccinated against this infection to help prevent the considerable misery to the child.  HSE recommendations are for 2 doses at least 1 month apart.

It is in the routine schedule in many countries but not in Ireland yet.

It must be given at least a month after other vaccines so we recommend giving it a month after your baby has the 12-month and 13-month vaccines, ie at 14 months, but can be given any time after this too.

Meningitis B Vaccine

This vaccination is now included in the National Childhood Immunisations program.  All children born on or after October 1st 2016 will now be given the MenB vaccine at 2 and 4 months and a booster shot at 12 months.  All children born prior to 1st October 2016 may get this vaccine from our practices for a fee.

The minimum age for vaccination is 2 months.

All routine baby vaccinations except for the BCG are available from the practice and free of charge.
Immunisations are very important in protecting the health of our growing children, and we strongly recommend that all children receive the routine vaccinations as outlined above.

Since 2013 the pre-school booster as well as the secondary school boosters are being administered by school nurses and queries about these vaccinations should be directed to your local HSE office.
We can provide a record of all childhood vaccinations administered in the practice but we may not have a record of vaccinations given elsewhere.

More information about vaccinations can be found here



 
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