This practice follows the national policy for childhood immunisation. Further information can be found on the NHS Immunisation Schedule website.
New additions to Schedule
Cervical Cancer can be caused by human papillomavirus types 16 and 18. The HPV vaccination has been introduced into the schedule for girls aged 12 to 13.
Tetanus & Polio
Protection against tetanus and polio should be kept up to date. A full primary course with a booster at 15 years of age should be followed by at least two boosters at 10 year intervals to protect throughout life.
Annual protection against influenza is offered to patients aged 65 and over and those at high risk, eg., with chronic heart, chest and breathing disorders, and diabetes.
Notice of this coming winter's Flu Vaccination Programme will appear here and also on the News page.
The practice nurses will give advice on foreign travel and any other immunisations required.
A minimum of eight weeks' notice is required. If you are unable to give this, you may wish to check whether we have an available appointment. If the nurses are fully booked you should be prepared to arrange your immunisation through a private travel clinic.
Details can be found on the holiday travel page.
Useful websites (click to visit)
Fit for Travel - a public access website provided by the NHS (Scotland). It gives travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK
NHS Immunisation - the most comprehensive, up-to-date and accurate source of information on vaccines, disease and immunisation in the UK.