There has been a lot of understandable concern about recent cases of Meningitis in Ireland, and we have been receiving enquiries about vaccinations.
The most important vaccines that should be received are those that are part of the national imunisation programme. These are safe and effective and have been shown to significantly reduce the incidence of the diseases they protect against.
Accurate information about the current cases can be found from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre
They are not currently recommending any additional vaccines for children, but are asking that all children be immunised as per the national programme, and parents as always should be vigilant