This practice follows the national policy for childhood immunisation. Further information can be found on the NHS Immunisation Schedule website.

Childhood Immunisation:

When is the immunisation due?Which immunisationsInformation
At two months5-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/Hib) vaccineThis single jab contains vaccines to protect against five separate diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (known as Hib – a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children)
Rotavirus vaccineThe vaccine is given as a liquid from a dropper straight into the baby’s mouth for them to swallow
Men B vaccine (from September 1 2015)One Injection
PneumococcalOne injection
At three months5-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/Hib) vaccine (Second Dose)One injection
Rotavirus vaccine (Second Dose)The vaccine is given as a liquid from a dropper straight into the baby’s mouth for them to swallow
Meningitis COne injection
At four months5-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/Hib) vaccine (Third Dose)One injection
Pneumococcal (Second Dose)One injection
Men B vaccine (Second Dose) (from September 1 2015)One injection
At 12-13 monthsHib/Meningitis C boosterGiven as a single jab containing meningitis C (second dose) and Hib (fourth dose)
Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccineOne injection
Men B vaccine (Third Dose) (from September 1 2015)One Injection
Pneumococcal (Third Dose)One injection
18 MonthsChildren’s flu vaccine (Annual)One injection
From 3 years and 4 months (up to starting school)Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine (Second Dose)One injection
4-in-1 (DTaP/IPV) pre-school boosterGiven as a single jab containing vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis) and polio
Girls 12 to13 yearsHPV vaccineProtects against cervical cancer – two injections given between six months and two years apart
13 to 18 years3-in-1 (Td/IPV) teenage boosterGiven as a single jab and contains vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus and polio
19-25 years (first-time students only)Men ACWY vaccineOne Injection
65 and overFlu (every year)One Injection
Pneumococcal (PPV) vaccineOne Injection
70 years (and 78 and 79 year-olds as a catch-up)Shingles vaccineOne Injection

Influenza Immunisation

From October to January every year we offer a free flu immunisation to all of our patients over the age of 65 and to those in clinical ‘At-Risk’ groups (i.e. asthmatics, diabetics, patients suffering from heart or renal disease).

If you are eligible, our administrative team will contact you each year by text message, phone or letter to offer you an appointment. We hold special Saturday Flu clinics as well as other clinics throughout the day to ensure that all our eligible patients can attend at a time that works for them. Appointments are bookable via patient online services and by calling through to reception.

We are unable to provide flu immunisations privately so if you do not fall into one of the NHS eligible groups, we will be unable to provide you with your flu jab. Local pharmacies provide a private flu immunisation programme.

This year the government have announced that ages 55-65 will also be eligible for a flu vaccine. Please note that people in the 50-64 year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December.

No appointments will be offered for this age group until then, at that point it will be subject to vaccine supply. This is nationally directed – not the decision of the practice – and is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first.

If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups eligible for the flu vaccination – for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu – you will be invited earlier.