Childhood vaccinations are carried out by the Practice Nurses, with clinics run on a Tuesday and Thursday. We will be flexible and fit children in at other times if this is required please contact us to discuss this when you receive your scheduled appointment dates.
Please contact the surgery if you have not received a scheduled appointment for your child so arrangements can be made for this to be done.
Men B vaccine
Protects against: meningitis (caused by meningococcal type B bacteria)
Given at: 8 weeks, 16 weeks and one year of age
Read more about the Men B vaccine
Protects against: measles, mumps and rubella
Given at: one year and at three years and four months of age
Read more about the MMR jab
Children's flu vaccine
Protects against: flu
Given at: annually as a nasal spray in Sept/Oct for all children aged two to nine years on 31 August 2018
Read more about the flu vaccine for children
HPV vaccine (girls only)
Protects against: cervical cancer
Given at: 12-13 years as two injections at least six months apart
Read more about the HPV vaccine
Protects against: meningitis (caused by meningococcal types A, C, W and Y bacteria)
Given at: 14 years and new university students aged 19-25
Read more about the MenACWY vaccine
These vaccinations are offered on the NHS in addition to the routine programme to "at-risk" groups of babies and children.
Protects against: chickenpox
Who needs it: siblings of children who have suppressed immune systems and are susceptible to chickenpox, for example because they're having cancer treatment or have had an organ transplant.
Given: from one year of age upwards. Children receive two doses of chickenpox vaccine given four to eight weeks apart.
Read more about the chickenpox jab
BCG (tuberculosis) vaccination
Protects against: tuberculosis (TB)
Who needs it: babies and children who have a high chance of coming into contact with tuberculosis.
Given: from birth to 16 years of age.
Read more about the BCG vaccine
Protects against: flu
Who needs it: children aged six months to two years and those aged nine to 17 who have certain medical conditions or a weakened immune system, which may put them at risk of complications from flu. (All children aged two to eight years are given the flu vaccine as part of the routine immunisation schedule.)
Given: for children between the ages of six months and two years as a single jab every year in September/November. For children aged nine to 17 years of age as a nasal spray every year in September/November.
Read more about the nasal spray flu vaccine and the flu jab
Hepatitis B vaccination
Protects against: hepatitis B
Who needs it: children at high risk of exposure to hepatitis B, and babies born to infected mothers.
Given: as six doses over 12 months – a baby born to a mother infected with hepatitis B will be given a dose at birth, followed by further doses at 4, 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age, and a final dose at one year old.
Read more about the hepatitis B vaccine