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Vaccination Schedule

Children's Immunisation Schedule

Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the age at which you should ideally have them.

2 months:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib, a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children) given as a 6-in-1 single jab known as DTaP/IPV/Hib/Hep B
  • Pneumococcal infection
  • Rotavirus
  • Meningitis B

immunisation3 months:

  • 6-in-1, second dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib/Hep B)
  • Rotavirus

4 months:

  • 6-in-1, third dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib/Hep B)
  • Pneumococcal infection, second dose
  • Meningitis B

Between 12 and 13 months:

  • Hib/MenC, fourth dose (given as a single jab)
  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), given as a single jab
  • Pneumococcal infection, third dose
  • Meningitis B

3 years and 4 months, or soon after:

  • MMR second jab
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio (DtaP/IPV), given as a 4-in-1 pre-school booster

Around 12-13 years:

  • Cervical cancer (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer (girls only): three jabs given within six months

Around 13-18 years:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and polio booster (Td/IPV), given as a single jab
  • Meningitis groups A, C, W & Y (MenACWY)

65 and over:

  • Flu (every year)
  • Pneumococcal

Leaving school, college or going to uni?

Have you a MenACWY Vaccine?

Young people across the UK are being offered free MenACWY vaccine to combat a rapid rise in a deadly strain of MenW (meningococcal W) meningitis and septicaemia.

People under the age of 25 going to uni for the first time are also being offered the vaccine.

Since August 2015 all 14 to 18 years olds in the UK are being offered MenACWY vaccine.

If you haven't had yours yet give us a call and make an appointment to see the practice nurse.


MYTH BUSTER (from Public Health England)

 

My child’s always getting colds and snuffles

-          Is it OK for him to have immunisations?

 

If a baby has a minor illness without a fever, such as a cold or runny nose, they should have their immunisations as normal. If the baby is ill with a fever, the immunisation should be put off until they have recovered. This is to avoid the fever being associated with the vaccine, or the vaccine increasing the fever the child already has. If a baby:

 

·        has a bleeding disorder (for example haemophilia, in which the baby’s blood does not clot properly), or

·        has had a fit not associated with fever

 

a doctor, practice nurse or health visitor should be consulted before he/she has any immunisations.

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HPA Childrens Vaccination Schedule

Click herefor the recommended HPA vaccination schedule


Seasonal Flu Vaccination

Book your 2018  flu vaccination at the surgery now.  Clinics are being held in September please telephone after 10:30

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


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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