Children start the immunisation programme at two months of age.
For detailed information on individual vaccines go to www.immunisation.nhs.uk
For information on MMR go to www.mmrthefacts.nhs.uk
Most adults have received five immunisations during childhood and will not require any further boosters. If you are unsure then ask us to check your records.
Annual protection against influenza is offered to patients over the age of 65 and those at high risk, eg with chronic heart, chest and breathing disorders and diabetes.
Protects against pneumococcal infection that can cause pneumonia, septicaemia and meningitis. Vaccination lasts at least 10 years. Protection is offered to patients aged over 65 and those at high risk eg with chronic heart or lung disorders, diabetes and splenectomy.
Some jobs expose you to a risk of Hepatitis B, eg nurses. The checking of your immune status and giving the vaccination should be arranged by your employer. If, however, you have any problems or questions then please discuss with a doctor or nurse.
The practice nurses will give advice on foreign travel and any other immunisations required.