Child’s Health and Immunisations

We recommend a full immunisation programme and regular checks on you child’s well-being and development. These checks are carried out by a doctor, health visitor and a practice nurse. Invitations are sent out to parents as their child’s immunisation date becomes due.

Clinics are held at the practice every Tuesday and Thursday by appointment only.

Please note  all newborns requiring an 8 week check with the Doctor, this is by appointment only

Vaccination Schedule

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.

2 months:

  • Diphtheria, polio, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib, a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children) given as a 6-in-1 single jab known as DTaP/IPV/Hib
  • Rotavirus
  • Meningitis B

3 months:

  • 6-in-1, 2nd dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
  • Pneumococcal
  • Rotavirus, 2nd dose

4 months:

  • 6-in-1, third dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
  • Meningitis B, 2nd dose

Between 12 and 13 months:

  • Meningitis B, 3rd dose
  • Hib/MenC
  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), given as a single jab
  • Pneumococcal infection, 2nd dose

3 years and 4 months, or soon after:

  • MMR second jab
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio (DtaP/IPV), given as a 4-in-1 pre-school booster

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 3-in-1 teenage booster
  • MenACWY Vaccine