Childhood immunisations

Immunisations – we follow the latest routine immunisation schedule.  The details of routine, selective  as well as additional immunisation schedules can be viewed here.

Infanrix hexa®, a new hexavalent vaccine is now offered to babies born on or after 1st August, 2017, for routine childhood immunisations at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age.
The introduction of a hexavalent vaccine means that as well as being protected against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib, babies will also be protected against hepatitis B. The introduction of a vaccine that protects against hepatitis B is an important milestone in the fight against viral hepatitis.
The introduction of a hepatitis B containing vaccine into the UK routine childhood immunisation programme also fulfils the WHO recommendation that every country should routinely immunise children against hepatitis B, as part of the global strategy to eliminate this virus.

You can view the latest edition of the Guide to babies’ immunisation up to 1 year of age of age which includes the routine childhood immunisation schedule, including the Men B vaccination that started in September 2015.  It is reflective of those babies born on or after 1st August, 2017, as they are now offered a new hexavalent vaccine.

Immunisations at 1 year of age guide offers information on four different vaccines that are offered to children at the age of 1 year.

Pre-school immunisations guide (2-5 years of age), offers information on nasal flu programme, revised routine immunisation schedule as well as selective immunisation schedule.

We can also provide vaccination to older children (between school years 7 – 13) if they missed their vaccination at school.  Immunisation for young people guide can help you answer any questions you might have about the HPV, Men ACW&Y and Td/IPV.

We now offer flu vaccination to children from 2 years of age.  You can get more information here .  This is usually in a form of a nasal spray, unless your child cannot have this.  More information is available here.

Information about what to expect following childhood immunisation can be viewed here.

Unfortunately we do not offer BCG vaccination in our practice, however, you can obtain more information regarding BCG vaccination from your health visitor.  You can also learn more about TB and BCG vaccination here.