The following vaccinations are given in surgery by the Practice Nurses . The Health Visitor will give you some information about this after your baby is born and further details can be found in your ‘Red Book’ which we ask you to bring with you when you come to see us. We will fill this in for you and this enables you to keep a clear record of your childs’ immunisation progress.
It is also possible to register for a free text reminder service here: http://www.pfizervaccines.co.uk/public-home/help-support/reminder-service.aspx
- 5-in-1(DTaP/IPV/Hib). This single jab contains vaccines to protect against five separate diseases - 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). From October 2017 this will become a 6-in-1 vaccine also offering hepatitis B protection.
- Pneumococcal infection
- Rotavirus 1st dose live oral vaccine. *
- Meningitis B 1st dose
Between 12 and 13 months:
3 years and 4 months, or soon after:
The Practice Nurses hold regular vaccination clinics at Woolton Hill on the 2nd and 4th Mondays and at Kintbury on the 1st & 3rd Mondays (These clinics may vary) of the month but we will do our best to offer you alternative appointments if these times are not convenient.
The Vaccinations below are NOT part of the surgery based programme and are given in school by the School Nurses.
Around 12-13 years:
- HPV vaccine , which protects against cervical cancer (girls only): three jabs given within six months at school
Around 13-18 years:
- 3-in-1 teenage booster (Td/IPV). Given as a single jab which contains vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus and polio
- This vaccination can sometimes be given in surgery if it has been missed in the school programme.
- Meningitis ACWY
It is preferable that the full course of TWO doses of Rotavirus vaccine be completed BEFORE 16 weeks of age, allowing at least four weeks between the first and second dose.
Infants OLDER than 15 weeks who have not received their first dose should not be commenced.
Infants who receive the first dose BEFORE 15 weeks should complete the course by 24 weeks of age.
If the course is interrupted, it should be resumed (but not repeated) PROVIDED that the second dose can be given BEFORE the 24 week cut off.