Immunisations

Baby and Childhood Immunisations

These are given for preschool children at our combined Doctor, Health Visitor and Practice nurse clinic held between 2.30-4.00 on Tuesday afternoons, by appointment.
Our Health Visitor will advise mothers of new babies to make an appointment at 8 weeks for a combined post-natal and baby health check with GP for the baby’s 1st immunisations.

Visit this link on nhs choices for a full schedule and more information about immunisations for the under 5s and other ages.

Girls age 13 are given two doses of HPV vaccination (for cervical cancer protection) by the school health service. If any of these are missed, the practice can provide catch-up doses.

Teenage Booster Immunisations

We write inviting all 14 year olds registered at the practice to attend for booster immunisations.

We attach a parental consent form with our invitation as we ask for written parental consent for any under 16 year olds presenting for vaccination.

Age Vaccines How Given
 13-18 years Diphtheria Tetanus and Polio Single injection
 13-18 years and new students 19-25 years Meningitis ACWY Single injection
13-18 years MMR booster if not already given Single injection

Routine Adult Immunisations

Age / Indication Vaccine How Given
Any adult age Tetanus (combined with diphtheria) Complete course is 5 injections (total lifetime) – further doses not normally required
Over 65 OR under 65 years “at risk” categories e.g.

  • Ischaemic heart disease
  • Asthma / chronic lung disease
  • Diabetes
  • Immunosuppression
  • Full time voluntary carer
  • Chronic kidney disease
Influenza (in season) Yearly injection approx. October / November onwards (depending on availability)
Pneumococcal Usually once only injection, any time of year
Pregnant Women

Influenza (in season)

MMR booster

One off doses
70-80 year olds Varicella zoster (“shingles”) One off dose, called in turn by invitation