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We have appointments for you to book your child in for immunisations - please speak to Reception on 0161 426 9494 to book in with the Practice Nurse.

Immunisation is a way of protecting your child against serious disease.  Once children have been immunised their bodies can fight those diseases if they come into contact with them.  If a child is not immunised they will be at risk from catching the disease and will rely on other people immunising their children to avoid becoming infected.

The Department of Health website  provides up-to-date and comprehensive information on immunisation.  The full routine immunisation schedule from the website, which lists the vaccines required by patients from birth to 18 years of age, is reproduced below.  The website contains a link to NHS Choices, which covers information for the public - it includes a vaccination planner and information on: the benefits of vaccination, how vaccines are developed and tested, why the health advantages of vaccination far outweigh any risks and available travel vaccination.

Full Routine Childhood Immunisation Schedule:

2 months old:

1st Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, and Haemophilus Influenzae tybe b (HIB) - Vaccine: 1st DTaP/IPV/Hib (one injection)

3 months old:

2nd Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and Haemophilus Influenzae tybe b - Vaccine: 2nd DTaP/IPV/Hib (one injection)

1st Meningitis C (meningococcal group C) - Vaccine: 1st Men C (one injection)

4 months old:

3rd Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and Haemophilus Influenzae tybe b - Vaccine: 3rd DTaP/IPV/Hib (one injection)

2nd Meningitis C - Vaccine: 2nd Men C (one injection)

1st Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (Pneumococcal Disease) - Vaccine: 1st PCV (one injection)

Between 12 and 13 months old - within a month of first birthday

Haemophilus influenzae type b and meningitis C - Vaccine:  Hib/Men C (one injection)

Measles, Mumps and rubella (German Measles) - Vaccine: MMR (one injection)

3rd Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine - Vaccine:  3rd PCV (one injection)

3 years and 4 months or soon after:

Booster Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, and polio - Vaccine: DTaP/IPV (one injection)

Booster Measles, mumps, and rubella - Vaccine:  MMR Booster (one injection)

Girls aged 12 to 13 years:

Human papillomarus types 16 and 18 - Vaccine: HPV (three injections over 6 months) - these are done at the child's school and not at the practice

13 to 18 years old:

Diphtheria, tetanus, and polio - Vaccine: Td/IPV (one injection)

Meningitis ACWY Vaccination:

If you are 18 - 19 or 18 - 25 and are going to university for the first time, you are eligible for the Meningitis ACWY Vaccination.

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