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Brundall Medical Partnership

The Medical Centre

The Dales
Brundall
Norwich
Norfolk NR13 5RP
Tel: (01603) 712255
Open Mon-Fri 8.30-6.30

Child Immunisation


If a vaccine is given when a baby still has antibodies to the disease, the antibodies can stop the vaccine working. This is why routine childhood immunisations do not start until a baby is two months old, before the antibodies a baby gets from its mother have stopped working. This is also why it is important for parents to stick to the immunisation schedule, as a delay can leave a baby unprotected. A delay can increase the chance of adverse reactions to some vaccines, such as pertussis (whooping cough).


 CONSENT

 

Parental consent is required for childhood immunisations.

 

If a parent is not attending please send a signed letter of authorisation with whoever is bringing the child for immunisation.  The letter must detail the name of the person and contain a parent's signature.  The clinician may need to see ID of the person attending.


Vaccination Schedule


At two months old:

  • Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) (DTaP/IPV/Hib) - one injection
  • Pneumococcal infection - pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) - one injection 
  • Rotavirus - oral

At three months old:

  • Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) (DTaP/IPV/Hib) - one injection
  • Meningitis C (meningococcal group C) (MenC) - one injection  
  • Rotavirus - oral

At four months old:

  • Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) (DTaP/IPV/Hib) - one injection
  • Pneumococcal infection - pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) - one injection  

Between 12 months and 13 months old:

  

  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and meningitis C (Hib/MenC) - booster dose in one injection 
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) (MMR) - one injection
  • Pneumococcal infection - pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) - one injection  

 

Three years four months to five years old (pre-school):

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and polio (dTaP/IPV or DTaP/IPV) - one injection
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) (MMR) - one injection

 

Around 12-13 years old (girls):

  • HPV (human papillomavirus) - three injections - second injection 1-2 months after the first one.  Third injection approximately six months after the first one.

 

Around 13 to 18 years old:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and polio (Td/IPV) - one injection
  • Meningitis C (meningococcal group C) (MenC) - one injection  

 

 

Further reading


There are some excellent websites that will answer all your questions and queries about immunisation and vaccination. If you are worried about giving the MMR vaccine, you should access the MMR site.


www.immunisation.nhs.uk The most comprehensive, up-to-date and accurate source of information on vaccines, disease and immunisation in the UK.


www.immunisation.nhs.uk/Vaccines/MMR This website has been put together to answer any questions you might have about MMR. You can look for information and resources in the MMR library, ask an expert panel a question, and read up on the latest news stories relating to MMR.

 

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