This practice follows the national policy for childhood immunisation. Further information can be found on the NHS Immunisation Schedule website.
The practice offers seasonal flu vaccinations each year from late September onwards to all high risk groups and over 65’s.
The practice offers the pneumococcal vaccination all year round to the high risk groups and all over 65’s. This is a one-off vaccination to protect against pneumococcal infection which commonly presents as pneumonia or meningitis.
Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for high risk groups free of charge. For occupational risk this should be provided by your employer’s Occupational Health providers, and we are unable to offer it to our own patients as a private service.
A vaccination against shingles is recommended for all 70 year olds, and there is a phased catch up programme for those up to age 80.
Holidays need careful planning and, depending on the type of holiday, length of stay and the destination, most will need some sort of vaccination programme or an update of routine immunisations as necessary.
Gap years and sabbaticals usually require more detailed immunisation programmes. We would recommend you consult a practice nurse at least 6 weeks before your trip.
The nearest yellow fever centre is at Dr Hassona's practice in Hill Top. Any charges that apply for immunisations compare favourably with other private travel clinics.
We would thoroughly recommend that all patients planning to travel outside the EU visit the NHS Fit for Travel website which contains a huge amount of useful information on immunisations and healthcare abroad.
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