Child Immunisation Clinic
Every Wednesday afternoon by appointment between 2:00pm and 4:30pm with our practice nurses.
- Anyone Aged 70 can have the shingles vaccine on the NHS. You become eligible for the vaccine from the first day of September after your 70th birthday.
- From September 1st 2016, the shingles vaccine will be offered routinely to people aged 70 and, as a catch up, to those aged 78. You become eligible for the vaccine on the first day of September 2016 after you’ve turned 70 or 78.
- In addition, anyone who was eligible for immunisation in the previous three years of the programme but missed out on their shingles vaccination remains eligible until their 80th birthday. This includes:
– People aged 71, 72, and 73 on September 1st 2016
– People aged 79 on September 1st 2016
The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to ensure they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications.
You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:
- Are 65 years of age or over
- Are pregnant
- Have certain medical conditions- please ask at surgery
- Are very overweight
- Are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
- Receive a carer’s allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
- In the autumn/winter of 2016/17, the vaccine will be available free on the NHS for eligible children, including:
– Children aged two, three and four on August 31st 2016- that is, children born between September 1st 2011 and August 31st 2014
– Children in school years one, two and three
– In some parts of the country, all primary school-aged children will be offered the vaccine as part of a test programme
– Children aged 2 to 17 with long-term health conditions
– Over the next few years, the programme will be extended gradually to include older children
Pneumococcal infection can affect anyone. However, some people are at higher risk of serious illness and can be given the pneumococcal vaccination on the NHS. These include:
- Adults aged 65 or over
- Children and adults with certain long-term health conditions, such as a serious heart or kidney condition
How often is the pneumococcal vaccine given?
- Babies receive the pneumococcal vaccine as three separate injections, at 8 weeks, 16 weeks and one year old.
- People over 65 only need a single pneumococcal vaccination, which will protect for life. It is not given annually like the flu jab.
- People with a long-term health condition may need just a single one-off pneumococcal vaccination or five-yearly vaccination, depending on their underlying health problem.