The Primary Child & Youth Health & Immunisation Unit
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The Primary Child & Youth Health & Immunisation Unit



The Primary Child Health and Immunisation Unit is responsible for the primary health care and prevention of illness in children within the community. The services include the Well Baby Clinics, the National Immunisation Service and the School Health Service.

Where are we? 
Primary Child Health, Youth Health and Immunisation Unit is located in Triq Frangisku Saverio Fenech, Floriana
Telephone numbers:
Administration Office: 21231231
Vaccination appointments: 21231231


Well Baby Clinic


Doctors from the Primary Child Health and Immunisation Unit carry out Well Baby Clinics in all Health Centres on a daily basis according to a fixed timetable. Mothers who deliver their babies at Mater Dei Hospital are invited to bring their baby to the Well Baby Clinic by appointment. These clinics serve the purpose of clinical examinations and developmental assessments for babies between the ages of 6 weeks and 18 months. Three routine visits are carried out at 6 weeks, 8 months and 18 months respectively. This service is also offered to babies born in private hospitals or at home and in this case, parents are requested to phone the Client Support Unit on +356 21231231 for details of the day when Well Baby Clinic is held in their Health Centre and an appointment can then be made.

School Health Service

For further information please click here.


Youth Health

This is a recent addition to the Primary Child Health Unit. The Youth Health section is an extension of the School Health Service into Secondary Schools. The services offered are screening for scoliosis in students who are in Form 2 in State and Church Schools, and Immunisation of Form 4 students with the booster dose of diphtheria, tetanus and polio vaccine.

Scoliosis Review Clinic

This clinic takes place at Floriana Health Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the afternoon. Referrals to this clinic are made by doctors from the School Health Service following scoliosis screening in schools, as well as by doctors from Health Centres or private practice. The GPs running the clinic monitor children and adolescents with mild scoliosis on a regular basis and offer advice and treatment for the condition.​

National Immunisation Service

The National Immunisation Service is responsible for the administration of all vaccines given to the public at all ages. The Immunisation Unit at Floriana​ Health Centre co-ordinates all vaccinations given from each health centre as well as some services given in the community and hospitals. All clinics in the health centres carry out the scheduled vaccinations for infants, children and adolescents. The scheduled vaccines for infants and children up to 16years are free of charge for all Maltese and EU citizens residing in Malta.  The Immunisation Unit in Floriana also offers a travel vaccine advisory service as well as the actual administration of travel vaccines if requested. The Immunisation Travel Clinic at Floriana Health Centre offers consultations to persons intending to travel. During this consultation the relevant advice on travel health and vaccinations is given. This consultation service is by appointment.

(​Last updated February 2020)