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Immunisations

Childhood Immunisations

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We offer all routine childhood immunisation to our patients including the new rotavirus oral vaccine for babies. You will be notified by the countywide Clinical Commissioning Group when your child is due for these. There is now also a nasal flu vaccination offered to two and three year olds.

Flu & Pneumonia

Clinics for seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccination are held annually from September. Dates for these clinics are posted in the practice reception area, widely advertised in the local community and posted on the practice web site. If you have missed a clinic, please speak to reception.

Patients with asthma, diabetes, heart, kidney or chest diseases and also patients over 65 or immunocompromised are encouraged to attend. Carers are also entitled to be immunised.

Visit the NHS Flu Vaccination pages for further information.

MMR

The discredited MMR scare of the 1990s has left many teenagers without adequate protection from measles, mumps and rubella (German Measles). If you have children who have missed out on this essential vaccination, please make an appointment.

Further information about the vaccination can be found by clicking on the link below:

Pregnancy

Pregnant women are advised to have flu and whooping cough vaccinations during their pregnancy. Please speak to your midwife about when this should happen.

Further information about the Whooping Cough vaccination programme is available from the Department of Health website.

Shingles

If you are in your 70s and were born after 1 September 1942, or you are aged 79: you are now entitled to receive a shingles vaccination. Please ask if you would like more details.

Travel Vaccinations (including Yellow Fever)

We provide a travel vaccination clinic that includes the offer of Yellow Fever immunisation to all our own patients as well as offering the service to private patients. Please allow plenty of time before you travel and complete a travel questionnaire before you attend.

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