Immunisation Table

Advice On Immunisation

It is very important that all children and babies are fully immunised. Illnesses such as diphtheria, tetanus and polio are, thankfully, rare now because of NHS immunisation policies. Whooping cough (Pertussis) causes a very distressing illness with severe prolonged coughing and it is strongly recommended that all babies have this vaccination along with their other baby injections (there are very few contra-indications). If you have any worries or queries about any aspect of your child’s immunisations, please feel free to discuss them with your doctor, the practice nurse, or the health visitor.

The current recommended vaccination schedule is as follows:

2 months 1st dose Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, HIB and pneumococcal
3 months 2nd dose Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, HIB and Meningitis C
4 months 3rd dose Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, HIB, Meningitis C and pneumococcal
12 months Hib and Meningitis C
13 months MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) and pneumococcal
4 to 5 years Booster Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio and MMR 2
15 to 16 years Booster Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio
Tetanus As advised

Tetanus spores are present in soil and may invade the body through injury, often through a puncture wound, but also through burns or trivial unnoticed wounds. It is therefore important to maintain immunity. If you think you may not be fully immunised, or that your immunity has lapsed, please make an appointment with the nurse.

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