The schedule for immunisation is:
||First combined diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib)
First Men B
||Second combined diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib)
Meningococcal group C disease (Meningitis C)
||Third combined diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib)
Second Men B
||Hib/Meningitis C booster
First Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
Third Men B
|15 months (or three months after first dose)
||Booster measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
|Two and three years old
||Pre-School booster of diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio
|Girls aged 12 to 13 years old (given at school)
||HPV (Cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus types 16 and 18 and genital warts caused by types 6 and 11)
|13 - 18 years old
||Tetanus, diphtheria and polio booster (given at school)
|19 - 25 years old (first-time students only)
|65 years of age and older
|70 years (and 78 & 79 years old as a catch up
These injections need to be booked with the practice nurse.
Our aim is to see that ALL the children on our list are fully immunised against these diseases, unless there are specific medical reasons why they should not be given. Any queries about this can of course be discussed with the doctors or health visitors.
Appointments to see the doctors in these clinics are necessary but the health visitors can be seen without one and will weigh babies and discuss any problems that arise with feeding, sleeping and so on.