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 human papillomavirus types 16 and 18- recently the HPV vaccination has been introduced into the schedule for girls aged 12 to 13.
Up to date details on the current range of Meningitis vaccinations.
You are eligible for the shingles vaccine if you are aged 70 or 78 years old.In addition, anyone who was eligible for immunisation in the previous three years of the programme but missed out on their shingles vaccination remains eligible until their 80th birthday. This includes:
people in their 70s who were born after 1 September 1942
people aged 79 years
The shingles vaccine is not available on the NHS to anyone aged 80 and over because it seems to be less effective in this age group.You can have the shingles vaccination at any time of year, though many people will find it convenient to have it at the same time as their annual flu vaccination. Ask at reception for information.
Tetanus & Polio
Protection against tetanus and polio should be kept up to date. A full primary course with a booster at 14 years of age should be followed by at least two boosters at 10 year intervals to protect throughout life.
Annual protection against influenza is offered to patients aged 65 and over and those at high risk, e.g., with chronic heart, chest and breathing disorders, and diabetes. It is also available to pregnant women, carers and frontline health and social care workers. Children aged 2 and 3 will be eligible for vaccination at the surgery, children in primary school will be vaccinated through the school programme. Usually children aged 2 – 17 are offered the vaccine as a nasal spray.
We publish notification of our flu vaccination clinics around August – September with clinics running from September through to the spring.
A practice nurse will give advice on any NHS immunisations required.
Travel advice should be obtained from a travel clinic, where you can also receive any other non NHS vaccinations required. Our holiday travel page gives information about nearest travel clinics.
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