Child Health

Baby Clinic & New Mother Health Check

All new parents are contacted by the Surgery and an appointment is made 8 weeks after the birth of your child. At this appointment mum will be seen by a doctor who will complete the post natal check and provide a thorough health check for baby. The Practice Nurse will then provide parents with some helpful tips and support around managing minor illness and health promotion for infants.  The nurse will also administer baby's first immunisations.  

Childhood Immunisations

The surgery invites every child for their childhood vaccinations in line with the following NHS vaccination schedule: 

Babies under 1 year old

Age                                         Vaccines

8 weeks                                 6 in 1 vaccine, MenB and Rotavirus 

12 weeks                               6 in vaccine (2nd dose), Rotavirus (2nd dose) and Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine  

16 weeks                               6 in 1 vaccine (3rd dose), MenB (2nd dose)

Children aged 1 – 15 years

Age                                         Vaccines

1 year                                     Hib/MenC (1st dose) MMR (1st dose) Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine (3rd dose) MenB (3rd dose)

3 years and 4 months               MMR 2nd dose)  4-IN-1  pre-school booster

12 to 13 years                         HPV vaccine – Administered at School

14 years                                  3-in1 teenage booster – Administered at School MenACWY

Vaccinations are very important for your Child's Health. Please ensure that you bring your child for their vaccinations when they are invited.

National MMR 'Catch Up' Campaign

There has recently been an increase in the number of cases of measels reported in the UK. Children who are not immune because they missed 1 or all MMR doses when they were younger can have the MMR vaccine on the NHS at any age.

 

Childhood Flu Vaccination - 2021/22

When the flu vaccination stock is delivered, the surgery will contact all eligible children and invite them to come in for and appointment with a Practice Nurse who will administer the vaccination.

Once the annual eligibility cohorts have been published we will update this page with the relevant information.