Vaccinations and Immunisations

Routine vaccinations and immunisations play a vital role in protecting yourself and others from potentially life-threatening diseases.

Baby Immunisations

 

Our baby vaccination clinic is run by our Nurse Natalie Geraghty. Speak to reception for further details on booking in your child immunisations. Here is a basic guide to a baby’s immunisation schedule;

 

 

Age

 

 

Type of vaccination given

 

 

8 weeks

 

6 in 1 vaccine

Rotavirus vaccine

Men B (1st dose)

 

 

 

12 weeks

 

6 in 1 vaccine (2nd dose)

Rotavirus vaccine (2nd dose)

Pneumococcal (PVC) vaccine

 

 

16 weeks

 

6 in 1 vaccine (3rd dose)

Men B (2nd dose)

 

 

 

1 year

 

 

Hib/Men C (1st dose)

MMR (1st dose)

Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine (2nd dose)

Men B (booster dose)

 

 

3 years 4 months

 

 

MMR (2nd dose)

4 in 1 pre-school booster

 

 

2 – 3 years (yearly)

 

 

Nasal Flu vaccine

 

All baby immunisations must be give no less than 4 weeks apart

 

 

 

For more information on immunisations please visit the NHS Immunisation Information website or you can arrange an appointment with Nurse Natalie to discuss any questions you may have.

 

Adult Vaccinations

 

Pneumococcal (Pneumonia) Vaccine

 

 

 

What is it for?

 

The pneumococcal vaccine protects against serious and potentially fatal pneumococcal infections that can lead to pneumonia, blood poisoning (sepsis) or meningitis.

 

 

 

Who should have the vaccine?

 

The pneumonia vaccine is available on the NHS for those who are at higher risk of serious illness from a pneumococcal infection:

·         Adults over the age of 65

·         Children and adults with certain long-term health conditions, such as a serious heart or kidney condition.

 

 

The Pneumonia vaccine for people 65 and over is a one-off vaccination. This vaccine is not given annually like the flu jab and can be given at any time of the year. Anyone eligible can ring main reception to book for this vaccine.

 

Information source: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/pneumococcal-vaccination/

Flu Vaccine

 

 

 

What is it for?

 

The Flu vaccine is safe and effective vaccine that is offered every year by the NHS to help protect people at risk of flu and its complications.

 

 

Who should have the vaccine?

 

The Flu vaccine is available on the NHS to people who:

·         Are 50 and over

·         Have certain health conditions

·         Are pregnant

·         Are in long-stay residential care

·         Receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick

·         Live with someone who is at high risk from coronavirus

·         Are a frontline health or social care worker

 

 

The Flu vaccination is given yearly between September – March, we will contact you to let you know when and how you can book for your Flu vaccination at the surgery or to provide details of walk-in clinics if available.

 

Information source: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/

 

Shingles Vaccine

 

 

 

 

What is it for?

 

The shingles vaccine is expected to reduce your risk of getting shingles. If you do go on to have the disease, your symptoms may be milder and the illness shorter. Shingles is an infection that causes a painful rash which in some people the symptoms can be severe and long lasting.

 

 

 

Who should have the vaccine?

 

You can have the vaccine if you are:

·         Aged 70 – 80 years old

 

The shingles vaccination is not available on the NHS to anyone over the age of 80 because it seems to be less effective in this age group.

 

 

When you are eligible you can book your shingles vaccine through main reception at any time of year.

 

Information source: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/shingles-vaccination/

 
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