Childhood Vaccinations and Immunisations
By appointment at the surgery, variety of days and times available. The childhood vaccinations are given at standard intervals and you can expect your child’s name to be called up on the computer at the right time. It is very important that your child has these vaccinations. There are only a very few reasons for not giving them.
If you are concerned that your child is unwell, please bring them to the surgery so that the nurse or doctor may assess whether or not they should have the vaccination. For more details, click here.
Click here to download the leaflet "What to expect after vaccinations" (.pdf, 118KB)
Click here to download the leaflet "Information about the MenB vaccine and paracetamol use" (.pdf, 140KB)
It is important that your children are fully immunised. Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the ideal age for which you should have them. The recommended schedule is:-
Babies 2 months
- 6-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/Hib, Hep B). This single jab contains vaccines to protect against six separate diseases - diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib, a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or Meningitis in young children), Hepatitis B.
- Pneumococcal infection first dose
- Rotavirus first dose (protects against gastroenteritis)
- Meningitis B first dose
Babies 3 months
- 6-in-1, second dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib, Hep B)
- Rotavirus second dose
Babies 4 months
- 6-in-1, third dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib, Hep B)
- Pneumococcal infection, second dose
- Meningitis B second dose
Babies between 12 and 13 months
- Hib/Men C booster. Given as a single jab containing Meningitis C, first dose and Hib, fourth dose.
- MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), given as a single jab
- Pneumococcal infection, third dose
- Meningitis B third dose
Toddlers 3 years and 4 months, or soon after
- MMR second jab
- 4-in-1 pre-school booster (DtaP/IPV). Given as a single jab containing vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio
Teenagers around 12-13 years
- HPV vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer (girls only): two jabs given within six months of each other. Given at school or surgery if missed at school
Teenagers around 13-18 years
- 3-in-1 teenage booster (Td/IPV). Given as a single jab which contains vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus and polio given at school. Contact the Community Imms Team if missed at school on 01702 220181.
- Menc ACWY to be advised
Freshers 18 years going to University (First year)