There was good news for parents of newborns after GP’s and the HSE reached an agreement to expanded the childhood vaccinate scheme.
It is understood GP’s will provide new vaccines to fight against Meningococcal B and Rotavirus disease, along with the existing vaccines, to all babies born after October 1st.
Welcoming the decision a HSE spokesperson said the new vaccines were needed and will help protect newborns from contracting meningitis, septicaemia and serious cases of diarrhoea. Meanwhile as part of the deal, GPs will get an extra €80 for each child vaccinated.
The news which is welcomed by parents nationwide comes after a long debate over introducing the programme after long row over fees.