HSE in Ireland Add Two New Vaccines to Immunisation Schedule

Children in Ireland will be amongst the best protected in Europe against infectious diseases following the introduction of two new vaccines to the childhood immunisation schedule.

Two new vaccines which will protect babies against Meningococcal B disease and rotavirus disease will be given to all babies born on or after 1 October 2016.

Dr Brenda Corcoran, Head of the HSE National Immunisation Office today stated:  “Ireland is the second country in Europe after the UK to introduce meningococcal B vaccine…Meningococcal B causes most of the infections and deaths from meningitis of young children in Ireland.  The Men B vaccine will reduce these infections and deaths.”

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Published 30. November 2016 in News Ireland