Children attending for vaccinations who are not accompanied by a parent or guardian will need to have a consent form completed for each child. The forms can be collected from reception or can be downloaded here and need to be returned prior to the appointment date.
Here is a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK, and the age at which you should ideally have them.
Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib, a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or Meningitis in young children) given as a 5-in-1 single jab known as DTaP/IPV/Hib
- 5-in-1, second dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
- Meningitis C
- 5-in-1, third dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
- Pneumococcal infection, second dose
- Meningitis C, second dose
Between 12 and 13 months:
- Meningitis C, third dose
- Hib, fourth dose (Hib/MenC given as a single jab)
- MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), given as a single jab
- Pneumococcal infection, third dose
3 years and 4 months, or soon after:
- MMR second jab
- Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio (DtaP/IPV), given as a 4-in-1 pre-school booster
Around 12-13 years:
- Cervical cancer (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer (girls only): three jabs given within six months
Around 13-18 years:
- Diphtheria, tetanus and polio booster (Td/IPV), given as a single jab
65 and over:
- Flu (every year)
- Pneumococcal - once only
Following the recent media coverage about the death of a young girl from invasive meningococcal disease caused by Men B, we have had many queries from parents about availability of Men B immunisation.
Children born on or after 1st May 2015 can have Men B vaccination on the NHS and can have it at our surgery if they are registered patient with us. I am afraid to say children born before 1st May 2015 cannot have the vaccination on the NHS.
Parents seeking the vaccine privately should be made aware that they will be liable for the full costs of the vaccine and any additional administration charges that the private provider may apply. Unfortunately we cannot do this privately.