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Immunisations

Children:

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (triple), Haemophilus (HIB) Polio, Pneumococcal and Meningitis C Vaccines

1st dose - age two months
2nd dose - age three months
3rd dose - age four months

If you have any worries, please discuss them with your doctor before rejecting the immunisation. Eczema or epilepsy in other family members is no longer a reason to avoid vaccination.

HIB/Meningitis C Booster

HIB and Meningitis C vaccine is given at twelve months

Measles, Mumps And Rubella (German Measles) MMR Vaccine

MMR vaccine 1st dose ideally at 12-15 months plus a booster at fthree to four years.

MMR should be given even if you think your child has had rubella or one of the other illnesses.

Pre-school booster

Diphtheria, Tetanus, PERTUSSIS (WHOOPING COUGH) Polio,HIB and Booster MMR

For those aged three to four (the “pre-school booster”). It is most important that this booster is given to maintain immunity. Please ensure your child receives this. These diseases (NOT the vaccine) can maim or kill so boosters are very important.  None of the previous vaccines are affective without the booster.

Teenage Immunisation:

Tetanis/Diphtheria/Polio

tetanus.Diphtheria/Polio is given to teenagers aged thirteen to fifteen usually when they are still at school.  You need a total of five doses of Tetanus Diphtheria and Polio vaccines to build up and keep your immunity

  • The first three doses as a baby
  • The fourth dose when you were between three and five years old, before you started school, and
  • The fifth dose is due now

Adults:

Tetanus/Diphtheria/Polio

A full course (three injections) for those previously unimmunised.  10 yearly booster if travelling abroad to certain countries. 

Flu Vaccines

Flu vaccinations are indicated to prevent a major epidemic of flu! These are available during October every year for patients over the age of 65 years and those at risk, eg heart, kidney, chest complaints, asthma or diabetes, are especially vulnerable.

Pneumovax

This vaccine protects the above group from pneumonia and one vaccine covers you for life.

Side Effects

Parents and carers can also report unusual side effects of vaccines and medicines through the Yellow Card Scheme.  

This can be done on line at http://www.yellowcard.gov.uk or call the Yellow Card hotline on Freephone 0808 100 3352 [available Monday to Friday 10.00am to 2.00pm]



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