Vaccinations & Immunisations
Please make appointments with the practice nurse at least 2 months before your intended travel. Vaccinations take about one month to take full effect.
For further infromation on travel vaccination click here.
We recomend flu injections for persons aged 65 or over and for people with diabetes, chest, heart and kidney disease at any age. They are ususally given between September and December. Please telephone the surgery in September for availablity and appointment.
Recomended for people aged 65 or over. One injection is recomended with no need for booster.
Pneumonia vaccine is also recomended for people with diabetes, chest, heart and kidney complaints, If you had spleen removed (splenectomy) or any immune problems. A booster injection needed every 5 to 10 years.
We offer childrens immunisations. Immunisations has caused dramatic improvements in health. Because of immunisation, diseases such as diptheria, tetanus, pertusis (whooping cough) measles, and polio which used to be major causes of ill health are now rare in many countries, including UK. Practice nurses do the immunisations clinic every wednesday. You will receive invitation by letter to bring children for immunisation.
Important Changes to Immunisations Schedule: From September 2015 Meningitis B vaccine will be added to immunisation schedule. Injection will be given at 2, 4 and 12 months of age.
Another vaccine covering strains A,C, W and Y will be offered to 17 and 18 years olds from August 2015.
Further Information: meningitis.org/menb-vaccine
Men B & ACWY factsheet
For further information on childhood vaccinations click here.