The NHS offers different immunisations to patients in order to make sure they are protected against as many potentially life-threatening diseases as possible. The NHS website offers more insight into what each vaccination can do for you. Please follow the link for more information.
Children will start to receive their immunisations from 8 weeks onwards. We arrange postnatal checks for mum and baby at 8 weeks to ensure babies can have their first round of immunisations at the same time. You will receive a letter soon after the birth of your child informing you of your appointment date and time.
It is very important that you ensure your child is immunised. Children are more susceptible to catching viruses due to their weak immune system and being in close proximity to other children.
When giving your child the Meningitis B vaccination at 8 and 16 weeks, you will need to administer paediatric paracetamol (Calpol) prior and after their immunisation.
It is important to ensure you have the appropriate vaccinations before travelling aboard. We recommend that you visit either www.masta-travel-health.com to see which vaccinations you will need before travelling abroad.
It may take up to 8 weeks for a full course of vaccinations for particular areas so please obtain you vaccination schedule well in advance. Please make a telephone appointment with our practice nurse who can advise you on what vaccinations you will need and then advise you on how many appointments you need to make.
For general Travel advice, please view our Travel Booklet or pick one up from the surgery which gives you tips on how to have a safe trip.
The surgery also offers other vaccinations such as the Shingles and Hepatitis B. If you are eligible, please book in with the nurse to have this done. Please be aware that if you take particular steroid tablets, you may not be able to have the vaccinations as they make the vaccination void.
Should you require vaccinations from your employer (such as the Hepatitis B) you may be required to pay as it is not offered on the NHS. Please phone the surgery to enquire.