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Public Holiday Closure

The health centre will be closed on Tuesday 5th June 2012 for the Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday. 


We will be open as normal on Monday 4th June and reopen on Wednesday 6th June at 8am. 


During the closure, should you require urgent medical advice, please contact NHS 24 on 08454 24 24 24

If you require a routine appointment, repeat prescription, or your call does not require immediate attention, please contact the surgery when we reopen. 

Vaccination Schedule

When to immunise

What vaccine is given

2 months old

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (DTaP/IPV/Hib), Pneumococcal (PCV), Rotavirus, Meningococcal type B (MenB)

3 months old

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (DTaP/IPV/Hib), Meningococcal type C (MenC), Rotavirus

4 months old

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (DTaP/IPV/Hib),   Pneumococcal (PCV), Meningococcal type B (MenB)

12 to 13 months old

Haemophilus influenzae type b and meningococcal type C (Hib/MenC), Pneumococcal (PCV), Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Meningococcal type B (MenB)

2 to 11 years - annually

Influenza (flu)

3 years 4 months old or soon after

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), and polio (DTaP/IPV or dTaP/IPV), Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)

 

Children's Immunisation Schedule

Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the age at which you should ideally have them.

Around 12-13 years:

  • Cervical cancer (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer (girls only): three jabs given within six months

Around 13-18 years:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and polio booster (Td/IPV), given as a single jab

65 and over:

  • Flu (every year)
  • Pneumococcal

HPA Childrens Vaccination Schedule

Click here for the recommended HPA vaccination schedule


Seasonal Flu Vaccination

Influenza – flu – is a highly infectious and potentially serious illness caused by influenza viruses. Each year the make-up of the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the influenza viruses that the World Healflujabsth Organization decide are most likely to be circulating in the coming winter.

Regular immunisation (vaccination) is given free of charge to the following at-risk people, to protect them from seasonal flu:

  • people aged 65 or over,
  • people with a serious medical condition
  • people living in a residential or nursing home
  • the main carers for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer becomes ill
  • healthcare or social care professionals directly involved in patient care, and
  • those who work in close contact with poultry, such as chickens.

Pregnant women & the Flu Vaccination

It is recommended that all pregnant women should have the flu vaccine, whatever stage of pregnancy they're in. This is because there is good evidence that pregnant women have an increased risk of developing complications if they get flu, particularly from the H1N1 strain.

Studies have shown that the flu vaccine can be safely and effectively given during any trimester of pregnancy. The vaccine does not carry risks for either the mother or baby. In fact, studies have shown that mothers who have had the vaccine while pregnant pass some protection to their babies, which lasts for the first few months of their lives.  


These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice



 
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