The childhood immunisations are carried out by our Practice Nurse when she is on duty at a time convenient to you.
It is necessary for a consent form to be signed by a parent of the child for EACH immunisation. If someone other than the parent is bringing/accompanying the child for the immunisation please contact the surgery to arrange signing of the consent form prior to the immunisation appointment.
Here’s a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the ages at which they should ideally be given.
If you’re not sure whether you or your child have had all your routine vaccinations, ask your GP or practice nurse to find out for you. It may be possible to “catch up” later in life.
Try to make sure you or your child have vaccinations delivered on time to ensure protection. If you’re going to be away from the GP surgery when a vaccination is due, talk to your doctor. It may be possible to arrange for vaccination at a different location.
Advice about childhood illnesses and wellbeing can be found at:-
5-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/Hib) vaccine – this single jab contains vaccines to protect against five separate diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (known as Hib – a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children)
Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine
Men B vaccine
5-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/Hib) vaccine, third dose
Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine, second dose
Men B vaccine second dose
Between 12 and 13 months
Hib/Men C booster, given as a single jab containing meningitis C (second dose) and Hib (fourth dose)
Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, given as a single jab
Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine, third dose
Men B vaccine third dose
2, 3 and 4 years
Children’s flu vaccine (annual)
3 years and 4 months, or soon after
Around 12-13 years (girls only)
HPV vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer – two injections given between six months and 2 years apart
Around 13-18 years
Around 13-15 years
Men ACWY vaccine for students