Child Immunisations

  • 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 or brothers and 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 contact your doctor and/or nurse.

Chickenpox Vaccination

We now offer chickenpox vaccination as a private service at a cost of £70.00 per dose. This is available for children over 1 year old who have not had chickenpox before. The vaccination requires two doses 6-8 weeks apart meaning there is a total cost of £140.00. This charge needs to be paid upfront to allow the surgery to order the vaccinations.

Routine Childhood Immunisation Programme

Each vaccination is given as a single injection into the muscle of thigh or upper arm.

2 months

  • 6-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/Hib/Hep B) vaccine – this single jab contains vaccines to protect against six separate diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis), polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (known as Hib – a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or Meningitis in young children) and Hepatitis B.
  • Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine.
  • Men B vaccine.
  • Rotavirus vaccine.

3 months

  • 6-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/Hib/Hep B) vaccine, second dose.
  • Rotavirus vaccine, second dose.

4 months

  • 6-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/Hib/Hep B) vaccine, third dose.
  • Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine, second dose.
  • Men B vaccine second dose.

12 – 13 months

  • Hib/Men C booster, given as a single jab containing Meningitis C (second dose) and Hib (fourth dose).
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, given as a single jab.
  • Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine, third dose.
  • Men B vaccine third dose.

2, 3 and 4 years plus school years 1 and 2

  • Children’s flu vaccine (annual).

From 3 years and 4 months (up to starting school)

  • 4-in-1 (DTaP/IPV) pre-school booster, given as a single jab containing vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis) and polio.
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, second dose

12 – 13 years (girls only)

  • HPV vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer – two injections given between six months and two years apart.

13 – 18 years

  • 3-in-1 (Td/IPV) teenage booster, given as a single jab and contains vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus and polio.

14 – 18 years

  • Men ACWY vaccine.

19 – 25 years (first-time students only)

  • Men ACWY vaccine.