This practice follows the national policy for childhood immunisation. Further information can be found on the NHS Immunisation Schedule website.
New additions to Schedule
Cervical Cancer can be caused by human papillomavirus types 16 and 18- recently the HPV vaccination has been introduced into the schedule for girls aged 12 to 13.
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.
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.
Notice of this coming winter’s Flu Vaccination Programme will appear here and also on the News page.
All children should commence the immunisation programme from two months old. You will receive invitations to attend our child clinics. Clinics are run every alternate Wednesday morning between 11am and 12noon and 3.15pm to 4.15pm.