IMMUNISATIONS

Baby immunisations

You will receive notification of an appointment directly from the Health Authority.  It is important that you bring the invitation card, your child’s’ red book and the consent form to every visit.  If your child cannot attend or is unwell please contact the surgery Tel 01749 672137 and let us know, we will not give an injection if your child is unwell – the Health Authority will then send another invitation.

Reminder of the Day

  1. Is your child well?
  2. Have you got your red book?
  3. Have you got your appointment invite card?
  4. Have you signed your consent form?

 

Children

Please see click on this link for information about NHS Immunisations >>> 

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This provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date and accurate source of information on vaccines, disease and immunisation in the UK.
 

 

Adults

  • Tetanus & Polio Protection against tetanus and polio should be kept up to date.  A full primary course with a booster at 15 years of age should be followed by at least two boosters at 10 year intervals to protect throughout life.
  • Influenza vaccination Annual protection against influenza is offered to patients aged 65 and over and those at high risk, e.g., with chronic heart, chest and breathing disorders, and diabetes.  Clinics are held annually between September and November and advertised well in advance on the Home Page and in the waiting room.
  • Pneumococcal vaccination A single dose is also recommended for adults aged 65 and over.  Pneumococcal immunisation is also recommended for people of any age who have certain diseases that put them at risk, e.g., asplenia or splenic dysfunction.
  • Shingles vaccination (Shingles is also known as 'Herpes Zoster')  A vaccine to prevent shingles, a common, painful skin disease is available on the NHS to people in their 70s. The shingles vaccine is given as a single injection into the upper arm. Unlike the flu jab, you'll only need to have the vaccination once and you can have it at any time of the year. For more information about Shingles and to see if you are eligible for the vaccination please click on the link below to view the NHS website information.

Please click on this link to view NHS website information about the Shingles vaccination and if you are eligible to have it (opens new window).

 

Traval vaccinations

Please click on the link below for information on Travel vaccinations on our website:

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