IMMUNISATIONS

Childhood Vaccinations:

This practice follows the national policy for childhood immunisation. Further information can be found on the NHS Immunisation Schedule website.

 

New additions to Schedule

Cervical Cancer can be caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) types 16 and 18- recently the HPV vaccination has been introduced into the schedule for both girls and boys aged 12 to 13.

Up to date details on the current range of Meningitis vaccinations.

 

Adults

Flu Vaccinations

Flu vaccinations are given each year, around October time. Elderly patients and patients with certain medical conditions can get an NHS flu vaccination free of charge, whilst all other patients are also welcome to book a flu vaccination.

NHS vaccines are available for patients who have diabetes, are pregnant, are aged 65 and over, and for those patients with a long-term condition affecting the lungs, heart, kidneys, liver, brain or nervous system, the immune system or the spleen.
Free NHS vaccines are also available for Carers (unpaid carers who receive Carer’s Allowance or who are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person), young carers (young people who help to carer for a family member) and patients with learning difficulties.

If you are eligible for a flu vaccine please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment. There will be two different vaccines available. One for patients under the age of 65 and one for patients aged 65 and over. We will have specific clinics running throughout the Autumn/Winter months. Please ensure that you book into the correct clinic according to your age.
Nasal vaccines will be available for children who meet the above criteria, young carers and for patients with learning difficulties. Separate clinics will be arranged.

Primary School aged children who do not have a long-term condition will be offered nasal flu vaccination via their School Nurse according to their year group.

You can call us on 01995 607399 to book your appointment, book online via Patient Access if you are already registered, or use the MyGP app which is available to download from both Google Play and the App store.

Shingles Vaccination

There is a vaccine available on the NHS that helps reduce your risk of getting shingles and reduces the severity of symptoms if you develop the disease. Shingles can be very painful and tends to affect people more commonly as they get older. And the older you are, the worse it can be. You are eligible for the shingles vaccine if you:
Are aged 70 or 78 years old
Were previously eligible but missed immunisation
People aged 80 years and over are not eligible for the vaccine because it becomes less effective as you get older. Please contact our reception team on 01995 607399 to book your appointment. Further information on the vaccine is available on the NHS.uk website .

Tetanus & Polio

Protection against tetanus and polio should be kept up to date. A full primary course with a booster at 15 years of age should be followed by at least two boosters at 10 year intervals to protect throughout life.

 

Useful websites (click to visit)

Fit for Travel - a public access website provided by the NHS (Scotland). It gives travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK

Foreign and Commenwealth Office - provides travel advice for anyone travelling abroad from the UK

NHS Immunisation - the most comprehensive, up-to-date and accurate source of information on vaccines, disease and immunisation in the UK.

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