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Childhood Immunisation Schedule

Childhood Immunisation Schedule

Age 

Where 

Vaccine

Birth 

Hospital / Clinic 

BCG 

 2 Months

 GP

 6 in 1 + PCV

 4 Months

 GP

 6 in 1 + Men C

 6 Months

 GP

 6 in 1 + Men C + PCV

 12 Months

 GP

 MMR + PCV

 13 Months

 GP

 Men C + Hib

 4-5 Years

 GP / School

 4 in 1 + MMR

1st Year Secondary School

School

HPV (Girls Only)

6th Year  Secondary School

School

HPV (Girls Only)

1st Year Secondary School

School

 Tdap

Secondary School

School

MMR

Download the “Your child’s immunisation – A guide for parents” booklet for more information about the primary childhood programme. (Birth – 13 months of age)

What common reactions can my child get after being vaccinated and what should I do?


What common reactions can my child get after being vaccinated and what should I do?

 Common reactions

      What to do

Soreness, swelling and redness in the area where the injection was given
  • Give paracetamol or ibuprofen to relieve aches and pains.
  • Make sure clothes are not too tight or rubbing against the  area where the injection was given.
 Fever (over 39.5oC)
  • Do not overdress your baby.
  • Make sure their room isn’t too hot.
  • Give extra fluids to drink.
  • Give paracetamol or ibuprofen to lower the fever.
 Headache or irritability
  •  Give paracetamol or ibuprofen to relieve aches and pains.

Remember, if your child is very unwell after getting a vaccine, they may be sick for some other reason. Talk to your GP about this. 

Children do NOT usually need to take any medicine when they are given a vaccine. However, if your child gets a fever (over 39.5°C) or is sore where the injection was given, you may give them paracetamol or ibuprofen.

Remember, after having the MMR vaccine a fever may happen about 6 to 10 days later, so give paracetamol or ibuprofen then.

The dose of paracetamol or ibuprofen recommended for your child is written on the bottle according to the child’s age.

Please ask your pharmacist for sugar-free mixture of paracetamol or ibuprofen suitable for your child’s age.

Using paracetamol or ibuprofen over a long period without advice from a doctor may be harmful.