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Immunisations

Childhood Immunisations

We strongly recommend that babies are fully immunised against pneumonia, tetanus, polio, HIB, meningitis, diphtheria, whooping cough, mumps, measles and rubella. For those who have had their normal childhood immunisations which include tetanus, a booster is recommended every 10 years. A course of three injections is offered to those patients not immunised.

Travel Vaccinations

We stock a full range of travel vaccinations, e.g. yellow fever, meningitis, rabies, typhoid, polio, Hepatitis A and B. Vaccinations can be arranged with the nurse by appointment. It is strongly suggested that you allow at least two months before your departure to have these done. You will be asked to complete a form stating destination and date of departure so that we can plan your immunisation schedule. There is a charge for non-NHS vaccines.

Influenza Vaccination

In October every year we offer a completely free flu vaccination to all our patients aged over 65 years. This is also strongly recommended for 'high risk' patients, for example those with heart or chest disease, diabetics, asthmatics and those working in institutions or nursing homes.

We recommend patients over 65 years to have a Pneumonia vaccine and those patients who are at risk.

We also encourage patients who are 70 years of age to have a Shingles vaccine.

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