We administer a range of Vaccinations routinely offered to adults, young people and children in line with the NHS Vaccinations and Immunisations schedule. For information on NHS vaccinations and when to have them, please visit the NHS website by following this link:>>
Vaccines for younger and older adults
A pneumococcal infection can affect anyone. But some people are at higher risk of serious illness, including babies, adults aged 65 or over and children and adults with certain long-term health conditions.
· · You're eligible for the shingles vaccine if you're aged 50 or over and you're at higher risk from shingles because you have a severely weakened immune system.
- some people with blood cancer (such as leukaemia or lymphoma)
- some people with HIV or AIDS
- some people who've recently had a stem cell transplant, radiotherapy, chemotherapy or an organ transplant
- people taking certain medicines that severely weaken the immune system
- You'll be given 2 doses of the shingles vaccine. These are given between 8 weeks and 6 months apart.
· From 1 September 2023, you're eligible for the shingles vaccine when you turn 65.
You'll be offered 2 doses of the vaccine. These are given between 6 and 12 months apart.
· Everyone aged 70 to 79 is eligible for the shingles vaccine.
Depending on the type of vaccine you have, you'll have either 1 dose or 2 doses (given between 6 and 12 months apart).
You're eligible up until your 80th birthday.
For more information visit the Shingles vaccine overview page on the NHS website:>>.
MEN ACWY Vaccine
Meningococcal disease (meningitis and septicaemia) is a rare but life-threatening disease caused by meningococcal bacteria. Older teenagers and new university students are at higher risk of infection because many of them mix closely with lots of new people, some of whom may unknowingly carry the meningococcal bacteria at the back of their nose and throat.
"Fresher" students going to university for the first time should make sure they've had the MenACWY vaccine to prevent meningitis and septicaemia, which can be deadly. The MenACWY vaccine is also routinely offered to teenagers in school Years 9 and 10. For more information visit the MenACWY vaccine overview page on the NHS website:>>.
Winter Flu Vaccine
Our flu vaccination programme for Winter 2021-22 is now completed. Information on next Winter's programme will be published on this page later this year.
Information on COVID Vaccinations can be found on our dedicated Coronavirus Information page by following this link:>>
As a parent, you may not like seeing your baby or child being given an injection. However, vaccination is an important step in protecting your child against a range of serious and potentially fatal diseases. Vaccinations are quick, safe and extremely effective. Once your child has been vaccinated against a disease, their body can fight that disease more effectively if they come into contact with it. If a child isn't vaccinated, they will be at increased risk of catching the illness.
Ideally, kids should have their jabs at the right age to protect them as early as possible and minimise the risk of infection.
Further details on this important aspect of your child's healthcare needs can be found on the NHS UK website or from our practice nurses and health visitors.
Appointments are usually sent out automatically, once the child is registered with our health visitors. If you believe your child has missed any vaccinations, or is unable to attend, please phone (01929) 422231.
Occasionally babies and children get a raised temperature after an immunisation. If this occurs, it is normally during the first 48 hours but following the MMR it may happen as late as six to 11 days after the injection.
Foreign travel may expose patients to certain infections so it is important to be immunised. Please visit our Foreign Travel web page for more information:>>