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Childhood Immunisations

 

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One of the most important things that a parent can do for theirchild is to make sure that they have all their routinechildhood vaccinations. It's the most effective way of keeping themprotected against infectious diseases as they are growing up.

Ideally, kids should have their jabs at the right age to protect them as early as possible and minimise the risk of infection.

Find out below which jabs your child needs, using the Children's Immunisation Schedule.

All immunisation appointments take place with our Practice Nurse.If you wish to book an appointment, please call us on 0203 188 7250, or come into the surgery and talk to one of our receptionists.
When your baby or child is due, or overdue for a routine vaccination, you may receive an invitation to book an appointment in the post.
 

Before the appointment:

  • inform the surgery who will be taking the child, if neither a parent nor guardian can attend.
  • if neither a parent nor guardian can attend, please ensure written consent is bought for each immunisation required.
  • take your 'red book' to the appointment

Our nurse will check:

  • your child's general health, and what medicines they may be taking
  • which vaccines your child is going to have
  • that you know what diseases they’ll protect against
  • that you know what side effects may occur, and how to treat them
  • that you’re happy to go ahead

After the injection:

  • make sure that the type of injection (and where it wasgiven) is noted down in your red book and in your child’s GP records.Your child may need this information later in life, for example whenapplying for certain jobs or going abroad to live or study

If you miss an appointment:

  • Please ensure you inform the surgery beforehand if you will not be able to attend an appointment. You won’t have to start the course of vaccines again. Just make a new appointment as soon as you can - Our reception team will be happy to help you do this.


Children's Immunisation Schedule:

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At two months old:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) (DTaP/IPV/Hib) - one injection
  • Pneumococcal infection - pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) - one injection

At three months old:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) (DTaP/IPV/Hib) - one injection
  • Meningitis C (meningococcal group C) (MenC) - one injection

At four months old:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) (DTaP/IPV/Hib) - one injection
  • Meningitis C (meningococcal group C) (MenC) - one injection
  • Pneumococcal infection - pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) - one injection

At around 12 months old:

  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and meningitis C (Hib/MenC) - booster dose in one injection

At around 13 months old:

  • Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) (MMR) - one injection
  • Pneumococcal infection - pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) - one injection

Three years four months to five years old (pre-school):

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and polio (dTaP/IPV or DTaP/IPV) - one injection
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) (MMR) - one injection

12-13 years old

  • HPV Vaccination for girls (3 vaccinations over 6 months)

13 to 18 years old:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and polio (Td/IPV) - one injection

For an in depth guide to all the vaccinations recommended by the NHS, visit the Immunisation Website



 
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