Toddler Health

Find out about the healthcare services and facilities available for expectant parents, babies, toddlers and young children in Luxembourg...

After the birth, the child and the mother are regularly monitored by the family doctor. Parents are free to choose their family doctor, who will refer the child to a specialist doctor if required.

A medical health booklet (carnet de santé) is provided by the hospital after the birth. This booklet contains the child's medical history and development. All prescribed medications, weight and size measurements are recorded in the carnet de santé. A vaccination card is also provided and should be kept up to date. There are no obligatory vaccinations in Luxembourg, although the following are highly recommended during the baby's first year:

  • From the second month: DTP, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Whopping Cough, Pneumococcus, Rotavirus and Haemophilus. Two injections are due in the following two months, followed by a booster injection at thirteen months and one at the age of five or six years.
  • From one year of age: measles, mumps, rubella, and chicken pox (Rougeole, Oreillons, Rubéole, Varicelle)
  • Learn more about vaccination of babies and toddlers (in French)

Children's hospitals and emergencies

Most hospitals have a children's ward, but there are also hospitals in Luxembourg specifically for babies and children.