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Childhood Immunisations

If your child is due an immunisation, you should be sent a reminder from the practice. Please book an appointment with the nurse for immunisations. Immunisations prevent serious diseases.


immunisationChildren's Immunisation Schedule

At eight weeks old:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) (DTaP/IPV/Hib) - one injection
  • Pneumococcal infection - pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) - one injection
  • Rotavirus - oral
  • Meningococcal group B disesase (MenB) - one injection

At twelve weeks old:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) (DTaP/IPV/Hib) - one injection
  • Rotavirus - oral

At sixteen weeks old:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) (DTaP/IPV/Hib) - one injection
  • Pneumococcal infection - pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) - one injection
  • Meningococcal group B disesase (MenB) - one injection

One year old:

  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and meningitis C (Hib/MenC) - booster dose in one injection
  • vaccination Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) (MMR) - one injection
  • Pneumococcal infection - pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) - one injection
  • Meningococcal group B disesase (MenB) - one injection

Two to six years old (including children in school years 1 and 2):

  • Influenza (each year from September) - Nasal spray

 Three years four months old:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and polio (dTaP/IPV or DTaP/IPV) - one injection
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) (MMR) - one injection

12-13 years old (girls only)

  • Human papillomavirus types vaccination for girls (HPV) - two injections 6-24 months apart

Fourteen years old (school year 9):

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and polio (Td/IPV) - one injection
  • Meningitis C and Meningococcal group W disesae (MenACWY) - one injection

HPA Childrens Vaccination Schedule

Click here for the recommended HPA vaccination schedule


Seasonal Flu Vaccination

Influenza – flu – is a highly infectious and potentially serious illness caused by influenza viruses.  Each year the make-up of the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the influenza viruses that the World Healflujabsth Organization decide are most likely to be circulating in the coming winter.

Regular immunisation (vaccination) is given free of charge to the following at-risk people, to protect them from seasonal flu:

  • people aged 65 or over,
  • people with a serious medical condition
  • people living in a residential or nursing home
  • the main carers for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer becomes ill
  • healthcare or social care professionals directly involved in patient care, and
  • those who work in close contact with poultry, such as chickens.

These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice


 
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