The practice nurses will give routine childhood immunisations as outlined in the following schedule:
|When to Immunise||Diseases Protected Against|
|Two months old||Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) Pneumococcal infection, Rota Virus, Meningitis B|
|Three months old||Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) Meningitis C, Rota Virus|
|Four months old||
Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
|Around 12 months old||
Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib)
Meningitis C,Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR).
|Around 18 months old||Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)|
Three years and four months
or soon after (pre school booster)
|Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio|
|Girls aged 12 to 13 years||Human papillomavirus types 16 and 18. (These vaccines are usually carried out by the school nurses)|
|13 to 18 years old||
Diphtheria, tetanus, polio
Meningitis ACWY (These vaccines are usually carried out by the school nurses)
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon are designated for children’s immunisations. However, if you cannot make these clinics, the practice nurses are usually able to see you in one of their other clinics.
8 week check appointments will be held on either a Monday or a Wednesday between 13:00 - 14:00. This is one appointment which consists of a development check by the GP and the 1st set of immunisations with the nurse.
If you have any queries about childhood immunisations or are worried that your child’s immunisations may not be up to date, please make an appointment with a practice nurse.
Please note that if your child has started their immunisation course abroad it may differ from the UK vaccine program. You may have to go privately to complete a course of vaccines not on the UK NHS schedule e.g. chickenpox vaccine
For more information regarding baby and childhood vaccinations, please see the website below:
**REMEMBER TO BRING THE CHILD’S RED BOOK TO ALL APPOINTMENTS**
Meningitis B Vaccine & Information on Accessing Privately
This vaccine is now currently part of the NHS child immunisation programme for children born after 1st May 2015 ONLY. If your child is not eligible for it within the NHS guidelines and you wish your child to have this vaccine; it is available at these clinics:
N.B. It is not available privately at Balham Park Surgery.
For further information please see the websites below: