Children's immunisations are performed by our practice nurses under the NHS Child Health Surveillance. Usually patients are sent appointments by the Health Authority when the child is due for immunisation. However, if such appointment is not received, parents can contact the surgery to make their own appointment.
Parents are welcome to speak to the Practice Nurse if they have any concerns regarding any of the recommended immunisations.
The current recommended schedule is:
Aged 8 weeks Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Hib, Rotarix, Polio (Pediacel), Pneumococcal (2 injections) and Men B.
Aged 12 weeks Pediacel, Rotarix and Meningitis C (2 injections).
Aged 16 weeks Pediacel, Meningitis C and Pneumococcal (3 injections), Men B.
Aged 12 - 15 months Meningitis C/Hib (1 injection), Mumps, Measles, Rubella, German
Measles (also called MMR) and Pneumococcal (2 injections),
Men B Booster.
Aged 3 1/2 - 5 years Booster of Diphtheria, Whooping Cough, Tetanus, Polio (prior to
school entry) plus second MMR dose.
School Year 8 HPV
Aged 13 - 18 years Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio Booster, Men ACWY