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’ immunisations up to 13 months of age which includes the routine childhood immunisation schedule, including the MenB vaccination that  started in September 2015.

You can also view the new edition of the Guide to babies’ immunisation up to 13 months of age which will affect those babies born on or after 1st August, 2017, as they will be offered a new hexavalent vaccine.

Pre-school immunisations guide (2-5 years of age) for those children born before 31st July, 2017 and Pre-school immunisations guide for those children born on or after 1st August, 2017, offers information on nasal flu programme, revised routine immunisation schedule as well as selective immunisation schedule.

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.