AboutVaccines is an online platform for information about vaccines and vaccination in plain and simple language while providing accurate information. This site is for parents, early learning educators and healthcare professionals with an interest in immunisation.

Vaccines continue to make headlines in Europe and around the world and are of great interest to parents and healthcare professionals alike. This platform strives to serve as a source of accurate and reliable information, provided in plain and simple language.

Our aim is to debunk myths and misinformation.

The above video, produced by the European Vaccination Information Portal is available in 24 EU languages. Turn on subtitles to select your language in the settings section at the bottom right of the video screen.

Download and print our FREE 'Every Child Needs 5' Immunisation Info Poster.

Download and print our FREE 'Every Child Needs 5' Immunisation - an easy to use chart for parents.

Download our FREE 'Full Childhood Immunisation Schedule for Ireland' for Parents and Professionals

Download our FREE Vaccine conversation guide - for professionals.

Download our FREE 3 reasons for vaccine hesitancy infographic - for professionals.

Download FREE World Health Organisation Document on Myths and Facts about Immunisation and Vaccines

Vaccine Scheduler provides the list of the recommended vaccinations in Ireland*

*Correct as of Jul 2022

Vaccine Scheduler provides the list of the recommended vaccinations across the EU.

Immunity means protection against an infectious disease. This means that you will not catch a disease if you come in contact with it.

Immunization means the process that helps your body to become immune to certain diseases. Immunity is provided by vaccinations.

Vaccine means a preparation that stimulates the body's immune system to make protective substances against a particular disease.

Vaccination means inserting a vaccine into the body (usually with a needle).

A vaccine schedule sets out the correct time to give children various vaccines. The layout of this schedule ensures that children receive protection when they need it. This is also called the immunization schedule.

Infectious diseases are vaccine-preventable diseases, caused by viruses and bacteria but can be prevented by getting vaccines. These preventable diseases through vaccination have existed for thousands of years. Many children and adults have died or become seriously ill as a result of these diseases in the past before vaccines became available.

HSE National Immunisation Office

Unit 8/9 Manor St Business Park Manor Street, Dublin 7
Phone: 01 867 6108

Health Protection Surveillance Centre

25-27 Middle Gardiner Street Dublin 1.
Phone: 01 876 5300

European Vaccination Information Portal

(An Initiative Of The European Union)

World Health Organisation

Website: WHO | World Health Organization

The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention

1600 Clifton Road Atlanta, GA 30329-4027 USA

Download how to talk to parents in the ECDC’s ‘Let’s talk about protection' and the US CDC on ‘Talking with Parents about Vaccines for Infants’

Download the Vaccine Hesitancy Toolkit by the US Project 'Voices for Vaccines'

Download the Family Vaccine Booklet by the US Project 'Voices for Vaccines'.



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