Childhood immunisation programme
The overall aim of the routine childhood immunisation programme is to protect all children against the following preventable childhood infections. We have a skilled team of nurses who administer our vaccinations and we offer all the immunisations listed below:
- Pertussis (whooping cough)
- Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
- Meningococcal group B (MenB)
- Meningococcal group C (MenC)
- Meningococcal group W, A and Y
- Measles, mumps, rubella
- Human Papillomavirus – HPV (Cervical cancer)
Every effort should be made to ensure that all children are immunised, even if they are older than the recommended age range. If any course of immunisation is interrupted, it should be resumed and completed as soon as possible.
If you are unsure of the vaccination status of your child, don’t worry, just make an appointment with one of our nurses and we can discuss what immunisations are required.
Detailed Information on the Immunisation Schedule can be found below
- Click here for a list of all Childhood Immunisations offered on the NHS.
- Click here for a full list of Child and Adult immunisations offered on the NHS.
- Click here for an easy to read table of childhood immunisations
It is important that premature infants have their immunisations at the appropriate chronological age, according to the schedule.
Selective childhood immunisation programmes
There are a number of selective childhood immunisation programmes that target children at particular risk of certain diseases, such as hepatitis B, tuberculosis, influenza and pneumococcal. For more information please ask one of our team.
Adult immunisation programme
It is important that adults also keep up with vaccinations offered on the NHS so please click here for a full list of Child and Adult immunisations offered by our surgery. You will find the adult immunisations towards the end of the list.
Vaccinations we offer to adults routinely are:
- A total of 5 doses of diphteria, tetanus and polio.
- Those over 65 should have a pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination.
- Our over 65’s should also have a yearly influenza vaccination.
- Some other vaccinations are offered to young adults if not already vaccinated, such as measles, mumps and rubella, Meningococcal C, Meningococcal ACWY.
- Shingles for our 70 year olds and some 78 or 79 year olds – please ask at the surgery to see if you are eligible.