IMMUNISATIONS

This practice follows the national policy for all immunisations.
Please read the NHS Vaccination Information and NHS Vaccination Schedule for further information.

Baby Immunisation Clinics

Child immunisation clinics are held by the Practice Nurses every week.

Why vaccinations are important


All children are checked regularly during their first five years of life. This will be done by the Health Visitor. You will either be contacted by the health visitor or sent an appointment to attend at the surgery.

HPV Vaccination - Protection against Cervical Cancer

Since 2008, the UK has incorporated HPV vaccination into the schedule for girls aged 12 to 13, and boys of the same age, since September 2019. The vast majority of cervical cancers are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV types 16 and 18) and the introduction of the vaccine has led to a significant fall in the incidence of cervical cancer diagnosis amongst people who have completed the full HPV vaccination programme. 

Shingles

Please see this NHS.uk page to see if you are entitled to the Shingles vaccination.

Influenza

Annual protection against influenza is offered to senior citizens and those at high risk, e.g., with chronic heart, chest, some breathing disorders, and diabetes.

Tetanus and Polio

Protection against tetanus and polio should be kept up to date. A full primary course with a booster at 15 should be followed by at least two boosters at 10 year intervals to protect throughout life.

Travel Vaccine Information

Please see:

NHS Travel Vaccinations for more information and when and where to get travel vaccines before travelling
Travel Health Pro for more information about what vaccines are required for each country
Gov.UK for more information about safety and security, entry requirements and travel warnings

 

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