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The HSE and NIAC have recommend a pre-travel MMR vaccine for infants aged 6 months to less than 12 months.

This in response to the threat of infection with measles in children travelling overseas during the summer holiday period, noting the escalating threat of measles globally.

This includes travel to any destination outside Ireland.

To book a vaccine for your child please phone reception on (01)2892116

Pre-travel MMR vaccine to protect 6-12 month old infants

  • Globally, measles is circulating widely

  • Infants aged 6 to 11 months inclusive travelling overseas should get a pre-travel MMR

  • Pre-travel MMR should ideally be administered 2 weeks or more before overseas travel

  • Children who get a pre-travel MMR should also get routine MMR at 12 months

  • The minimum duration between a pre-travel MMR and the routine 12 month MMR should be four weeks, so a slight delay to the routine MMR may be needed

For more information on the MMR vaccine click here

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