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NHS Immunisation FAQs during Covid-19

Please see the document linked below for full details.

Covid-19 Immunisations FAQs

Shingles Vaccine

All people aged 70 on 1 September 2013 are eligible (i.e. all those born between 2 September 1942 and 1 September 1943, inclusive). People aged 79 on 1 September 2013 will also be offered the vaccine in a catch-up programme (i.e. all those born between 2 September 1933 and 1 September 1934, inclusive). Other age groups will be introduced in future years to ensure all people aged 70 to 79 are offered vaccination against shingles.

Please contact reception to book an appointment if you are in the age groups above

Vaccinations (Adults) & Travel Vaccination Service

Ask the Receptionist to check if your vaccinations are up to date. If you are travelling abroad, we do offer a Travel Vaccination Service. Please call into the surgery to complete a pre travel vaccination questionnaire. When this questionnaire has been received by our nurses, you will be called with an appointment date and time.

Vaccination against influenza is given routinely starting in October of each year.

If you are a Chronic Disease Management Patient and/or aged over 65 years you will automatically be offered a seasonal influenza vaccination and pnuemococcal vaccinations, if applicable.

Vaccinations (Children)

Practice policy is that all children under 16 should be vaccinated as per the Department of Health Recommendations

Please attend for vaccinations as they are important

You will be forwarded an invitation when your child is due an immunisation. This is by appointment only.

Vaccination Checklist

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.

2 months:

  • 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
  • Pneumococcal infection

3 months:

  • 5-in-1, second dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
  • Meningitis C

4 months:

  • 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