Ensure you plan your travel vaccinations in advance – you may need to start receiving vaccinations at least 6 weeks before you travel.
A pre-travel risk assessment is vital to assess the individual health requirements of each traveller in order to identify the risk factors and plan appropriate vaccinations, malaria prevention and health advice.
Please complete a travel form (available at reception) for each member of the family, indicating the country AND exact areas to be visited including any stopovers.
Please give the Surgery AT LEAST 8 weeks notice of travel so that we can process the form and contact you to make the appointment. We will access up-to-date information in vaccine-preventable disease.
Lack of time before departure may result in a traveller not receiving adequate pre-travel advice or protection (some vaccines require more than 1 dose and may require2-4 weeks for full immunity to develop).
Travel advice and information is available on www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk
Immunisations are performed at the Surgery, by one of the Practice Nurses. The Health Authority will send you a letter when your child’s immunisations are due. Please telephone the Surgery to arrange an appointment.
If you have any queries about your child's immunisation status, please don’t hesitate to give us a call and a Nurse will check for you.
Children's Immunisation Schedule
Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the age at which you should ideally have them.
|Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib, a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children) given as a 5-in-1 single jab known as DTaP/IPV/Hib|
|5-in-1, second dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)|
|Rotavirus, second dose|
|5-in-1, third dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)|
|Pneumococcal infection, second dose|
Between 12 and 13 months:
|Meningitis C, second dose|
|Hib, fourth dose (Hib/MenC given as a single jab)|
|MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), given as a single jab|
|Pneumococcal infection, third dose|
3 years and 4 months, or soon after:
|MMR second jab|
|Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio (DtaP/IPV), given as a 4-in-1 pre-school booster|
Around 12-13 years:
|Cervical cancer (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer (girls only): three jabs given within six months|
Around 13-18 years:
|Diphtheria, tetanus and polio booster (Td/IPV), given as a single jab|
|Meningitis C, third dose|
65 and over:
|Flu (every year)|
HPA Childrens Vaccination Schedule
Click here for the recommended HPA vaccination schedule