Child Immunisation Clinic

Child Immunisation Clinics are held on:

Monday (14:00 – 17.30) or Wednesday (9:00 – 12:00) or as arranged.

Doctors give a check-up at this clinic when babies are eight weeks old. The health visitors also follow up the progress of your child. If your baby has a temperature or rash, please do not bring them to the clinic as you may expose other children, who have come for immunisation, to the risk of infection.

Pre-school Reviews – Child Development

8 WeeksFull eight week check up by a doctor. 1st diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio haemophilus influenzae type b, Hep b, Meningococcal group B disease, Rotavirus.
12 Weeks2nd diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Hib & Hep B, Pneumococcal, Rotavirus.
16 Weeks3rd diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Hib and Hep B, Meningitis B.
12-13 MonthsMeasles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), pneumococcal, Hib and Men C, Men B.
2, 3 and 4 yearsInfluenza
Children in school years 1 and 2Influenza (given by a school nurse)
3 years and 4 monthsDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination.
Boys & Girls aged 12 to 13 yearsCancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18 (genital warts caused by types 6 & 11) HPV (two doses 6-24 months apart – administered by school nurse)
Around 14 yearsTetanus, diphtheria and polio, Meningitis A, C ,W and Y disease (administered by a school nurse).

The childhood vaccinations are now given in rapid succession at two, three and four months to protect small babies from whooping cough and haemophilusm (HIB) infections.

It is very important that your child has these vaccinations.

There are only a few reasons for not vaccinating a child. If you are concerned that your child should not have a vaccination on a particular day, perhaps because they are unwell, please bring them to the surgery so that the doctor can assess whether or not the vaccination should take place. It is very rare for a child not to be able to have the whooping cough vaccine. There is a real danger of your baby being damaged if they contract whooping cough in the first year of life.

For more information visit the NHS Child Immunisation website