Vaccinations

We offer all vaccinations as part of the NHS Vaccination Schedule

Routine childhood immunisations

When to immunise

Diseases protected against

Vaccine given

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Two months old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) DTaP/IPV/Hib (Pediacel) Thigh
Pneumococcal disease PCV (Prevenar 13) Thigh
Rotavirus Rotavirus (Rotarix) By mouth
Meningococcal group B MenB (Bexsero) Left thigh
Three months old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib DTaP/IPV/Hib (Pediacel) Thigh
Meningococcal group C disease (MenC) Men C (NeisVac-C or Menjugate) Thigh
Rotavirus Rotavirus (Rotarix) By mouth
Four months old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib DTaP/IPV/Hib (Pediacel) Thigh
Pneumococcal disease PCV (Prevenar 13) Thigh
Meningococcal group B MenB (Bexsero) Left thigh
Between 12 and 13 months old – within a month of the first birthday Hib/MenC Hib/MenC (Menitorix) Upper arm/thigh
Pneumococcal disease PCV (Prevenar 13) Upper arm/thigh
Measles, mumpsand rubella (German measles) MMR(Priorix or MMR VaxPRO) Upper arm/thigh
Meningococcal group B MenB booster (Bexsero) Left thigh
Three years four months old or soon after Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio dTaP/IPV (Repevax) or DTaP/IPV(Infanrix-IPV) Upper arm
Measles, mumpsand rubella MMR (Priorix or MMR VaxPRO)(check first dose has been given) Upper arm
Girls aged 12 to 13 years old Cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus types 16 and 18 (and genital warts caused by types 6 and 11) HPV (Gardasil) Upper arm
Around 14 years old Tetanus, diphtheria and polio Td/IPV (Revaxis), and check MMR status Upper arm
Meningococcal groups A, C, W and Y disease MenACWY (Nimenrix/Menveo) Upper arm

Please note

** Where two or more injections are required at once, these should ideally be given in different limbs. Where this is not possible, injections in the same limb should be given 2.5cm apart.

Flu vaccination

Children aged between 2 and 6 years old (including school years 1 and 2) are offered the Fluenz-Tetra live influenza vaccine which is given each year via both nostrils. Our flu clinics run from the end of September each year and will be advertised nearer the time.

Immunisations for at-risk children

When to immunise

Diseases protected against

Vaccine given

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At birth,
1 month old,
2 months old
and 12 months old
Hepatitis B Hep B Thigh
At birth  Tuberculosis BCG Upper arm (intradermal)

Students

First time students aged 19-25 will be offered the Meningitis ACWY vaccine

 

Adults

Seasonal Flu Vaccination

Influenza – flu – is a highly infectious and potentially serious illness caused by influenza viruses. Each year the make-up of the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the influenza viruses that the World Health Organization decide are most likely to be circulating in the coming winter.

Regular immunisation (vaccination) is given free of charge to the following at-risk people, to protect them from seasonal flu:

  • people aged 65 or over,
  • people with a serious medical condition
  • if you are pregnant
  • people living in a residential or nursing home
  • the main carers for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer becomes ill
  • healthcare or social care professionals directly involved in patient care

For more information on flu immunisation, including background information on the vaccine and how you can get the jab, see Seasonal flu jab

Pneumococcal vaccination

People over 65 years old are offered a one off vaccination to prevent the most common types of pneumonia. The vaccine protects against 23 subtypes of “pneumococcus” bacteria in a single vaccine (Pneumovax II) and is given in the upper arm.

Shingles

The shingles vaccine (Zostavax) is being offered to all people aged 70 and 79. This is aimed as a catch up and once this group has been vaccinated it will be offered to all adults once they reach age 70. Unfortunately if you are over aged 79 you will not be entitled to a shingles vaccination on the NHS.

Read more about Shingles and the vaccination here

 

Vaccines for special groups

There are some vaccines that aren’t routinely available to everyone on the NHS, but that are available for people who fall into certain risk groups, such as pregnant women, people with long-term health conditions and healthcare workers.

Additional ones include hepatitis B vaccination and pertussis (whooping cough).

 

Travel vaccinations

We also offer travel vaccination services. Please see our travel page for further information.

 

 

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