Neonatal Care

Find out about the neonatal care available in Luxembourg, the medical health booklet as well as recommended vaccinations...

In the event of a premature birth or if the baby needs specialist neonatal care, facilities in Luxembourg are available, although not in all hospitals. Luxembourg has many agreements with foreign hospitals in neighbouring countries, should special assistance which is not available in the Grand-Duchy be 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 B. Two injections are due in the following two months, followed by a booster injection twelve months after the last injection
  • From one year of age: measles, mumps, rubella, and chicken pox (Rougeole, Oreillons, Rubéole, Varicelle)
  • For further information on the recommended vaccinations in Luxembourg see the government health site (in French)

Parents will also be offered to have a series of optional eye, hearing and language tests carried out for their child, free of charge.