Immunisations Available at the Surgery
Hepatitis B (Infant Vaccination)
Offered routinely to new-born babies, the immunisation is given in 4 doses.
DTAP, IPV & Hib -
(Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Whooping Cough, Haemophilus Influenzae Type B)
5-in-1 vaccination offered routinely to new-born babies.
Vaccination offered to children aged 2 - 24 months.
Vaccination offered to adults aged 18 years.
Vaccination offered for people aged 14-26 years old, only for those who did not receive vaccination during school programme.
MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)
Vaccination offered for people aged 16 years and above, only for those who did not receive vaccination during school programme.
Vaccination offered to pregnant women.
Vaccination offered to patients aged 65 or above.
Vaccination available to new-born babies before they reach 6 months, vaccine given in two doses.
Vaccination available to people aged 2 years or above, with boosters required two years following initial vaccination for anyone above the age of 6.
Vaccination available for those who are to travel in at-risk destinations. Vaccine must be administered at least 1 week prior to departure.
Seasonal Influenza Vaccination
Vaccination offered to patients over the age of 65, pregnant women or those who are at-risk due to a medical condition. Also all registered carers.
Nasal flu vaccination offered to children aged 2,3 and 4 years.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment may be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. Some vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some malaria tablets are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)