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Vaccinations

We vaccinate children and adults against a range of serious diseases.

> Babies and children
> Teenagers
> Adults

 

 

Baby and childhood vaccinations

Vaccinating your child is a way of protecting them against serious disease.

Once a child has been immunised their bodies can fight those diseases if they come into contact with them.

Using the NHS website you can create a personal immunisation chart for your child.

To find out more, talk to your GP or health visitor, or contact our Reception for an appointment.

Childhood vaccination schedule .

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  Teenage
vaccinations

Teenagers who have been vaccinated when they were children will be offered booster injections – usually at school – to top up their protection. For example, the Td/IPV booster covers tetanus (T), diphtheria (d) and polio (IPV – inactivated polio vaccine). They may also be offered other vaccines for TB, meningitis and cervical cancer (girls age 12-18).

To find out more or make an appointment, please contact our Reception.

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  Adult
vaccinations

During your lifetime you should have:

  • A total of 5 tenatus vaccinations
  • Full course of polio vaccinations.

In addition, depending on your situation you may benefit from the following free vaccinations:

  • Flu vaccination – a yearly vaccination to help prevent flu. It is recommended if you are over 65 or have asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic heart condition, kidney failure or an immuno-suppressed condition caused by drugs or disease.
  • Pneumococcal vaccination – a one-off vaccination to help prevent pneumonia. It is recommended if you are over 65 or have no spleen, are immuno-suppressed, have diabetes or suffer from chronic bronchitis or heart disease.
  • Hepatitis B vaccination – a course of vaccinations to help prevent hepatitis B (a viral disease affecting the liver). It is recommended if you are homosexual or bisexual, use intravenous drugs or have an at-risk job such as doctor, nurse, dentist, police or ambulance personnel etc. (There may be a charge for some professions.)

To find out more or make an appointment, please contact our Reception.

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