Vaccinations

Childhood Vaccinations
Vaccination helps to protect your child against potentially seri- ous diseases. Baby Clinic is held on Tuesday mornings from 10.00am to 12pm. If you are unable to bring your child at this time, you can make an appointment to see the Practice Nurse on any weekday.

Adult Vaccinations

Every 10 years: Tetanus, polio (max 5 per lifetime)

Meninigitis C Vaccination:
For all adults up to and including 24 years of age not previously vaccinated.

Influenza vaccination:
Yearly for those with:
· Chronic respiratory disease including asthma
· Chronic renal failure,  Diabetes Mellitus
· Coronary Heart disease, Stroke/ TIA
· Weakened immune systems
· Aged over 65 years
· Residents of nursing homes or residential homes for the elderly

Pneumococcal vaccine:
Single dose for  those with:
· Sickle cell disease, Coeliac syndrome
· Chronic lung disease, Chronic Heart disease
· Chronic Liver disease including cirrhosis
· Diabetes Mellitus Or over 65 years

And every 5 years for those who have had their spleen removed.

BCG vaccination is no longer routinely recommended, being reserved for certain high risk groups..
Other vaccinations may be recommended  in particular circumstances.

Holiday Vaccines:
We provide all holiday vaccines, including the Yellow Fever Vaccine. Please collect and complete a form from reception, this will be given to our Practice nurses who can advise you what vaccinations are necessary for your destination. Please arrange this well in advance as it takes four to six weeks to complete the course of some vaccinations please also be aware that there is a charge for the yellow fever vaccination – this cost includes the vaccination, administration of the vaccine and the necessary certification need for travel.