Immunisation

CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATIONS

These are done every Wednesday morning between 10:00am and 11:00am. Your child will normally be called for appointments for routine vaccinations by the Local Primary Care Trust Database system. If you think your child has missed any injection, do let us know. It is important that all children are fully immunised.

 

The UK Childhood Immunization Programme

When to immunize? What vaccine is given? Which diseases are protected against?
2 months of age DTaP/IPV/Hib (Pediacel®) PCV (Prevenar®) Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and Haemophilus influenzae (type b) Pneumococcal disease (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
3 months of age DTaP/IPV/Hib (Pediacel®) MenC (Meningitec®, Menjugate Kit®, NeisVac-C®) Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and Haemophilus influenzae (type b) Meningococcal disease (Neisseria meningitidis group C)
4 months of age DTaP/IPV/Hib (Pediacel®) PCV (Prevenar®) MenC (Meningitec®, Menjugate Kit®, NeisVac-C®) Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and Haemophilus influenzae (type b) Pneumococcal disease Meningococcal disease (group C)
12 months of age Hib/MenC (Menitorix®) Haemophilus influenzae (type b), meningococcal disease
13 months of age MMR (MMR II®, Priorix ®) PCV (Prevenar®) Measles, mumps, and rubella Pneumococcal disease
Around 3–5 years of age (Before nursery or school) DTaP/IPV/Hib (Infanrix-IPV+Hib®, Pediacel®) or dTaP/IPV (Repevax®) MMR (MMR II®, Priorix®) Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and Haemophilus influenzae (type b) Measles mumps, and rubella
Between 13–18 years
of age†
Td/IPV (Revaxis®) Tetanus, diphtheria, and polio
† Girls aged 12–13 years of age were offered vaccine for human papilloma virus (primarily to prevent cervical cancer) from autumn 2008.

 

TRAVELLER’S VACCINES CLINIC

The Nurse offers a full range of immunisations. Please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse six weeks before travel. You might need a course of vaccinations. Remember that you might need to finish your course after you come back for longer protection. The NHS does not cover many of those vaccines.