Childhood Immunisations

Please check the following points before bringing your child to the surgery. There has been a lot of bad publicity in the newspapers about immunisation in children, however, remember your child is at greater risk from contracting the disease than from suffering a reaction to immunisation.

  • Is your child suffering from any feverish illness? Don't worry about a runny nose without a fever.
  • Do either of the child's parents, brothers or sisters suffer from epilepsy? Epilepsy in more distant relatives is not considered a problem.
  • Is your child taking steroid treatment?
  • Does your child suffer from any disease affecting his/her immune system?
  • Does your child suffer from a severe reaction to eggs?
  • Has your child suffered from a reaction to any previous immunisation injection?

If the answer to any of the questions above is yes, then tell your doctor and/or your nurse.

Childhood Immunisation Clinic

For routine childhood immunisations the Surgery will ring you to book an appointment date and time.

When Should Children Be Immunised?

  • At 2 Months Immunisation against Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping cough, HIB and Polio is combined in one injection. This is called the 5 in 1 vaccine. Rotavirus 1, Men B 1 and Pneumococcal 1.
  • At 3 Months 5 in 1  and Rotavirus 2.
  • At 4 Months 5 in 1, Pneumococcal 2 and Men B 2.
  • At 12 Months MMR (Mumps, Measles and Rubella) Men C, Pneumococcal Booster & Men B 3 
  • Age 3-4 years: MMR Booster, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus and Polio.
  • Age 13 Girls will have HPV x 3 for Cervical Cancer Prevention, this will be done in School.
  • Age 13-15 years: Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio boosters. Men C booster Will be done in School.