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Southlands Medical Group

OPENING TIMES:

Monday 8am - 6pm
Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 6pm
Saturday/Sunday CLOSED

Child Immunisation


One of the most important things that a parent can do for their child is to make sure that they have all their routine childhood vaccinations. It's the most effective way of keeping them protected against infectious diseases.

 

Ideally, kids should have their jabs at the right age to protect them as early as possible and minimise the risk of infection.


Vaccination Checklist

 

Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the age at which you should ideally have them.

 

2 months:

  • 5 in 1 - (DTaP/IPV/Hib), first dose. This single jab contains vaccines to protect against five separate diseases - diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib, a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children).  
  • Pneumococcal infection.  One injection, first dose.

3 months:                    

  • 5 in 1 - (DTaP/IPV/Hib), second dose. 
  • Meningitis C.  One injection, first dose.

4 months:

  • 5 in 1 - (DTaP/IPV/Hib), third dose
  • Pneumococcal infection.  One injection, second dose.
  • Meningitis C.  One injeciton, second dose

Between 12 and 13 months:

  • Hib/Men C booser.  Given as a single jab containing meningitis C, third dose and Hib, fourth dose.
  • MMR - (measles, mumps and rubella), given as a single jab
  • Pneumococcal infection.  One injection, third dose

3 years and 4 months, or soon after:

  • MMR, second dose
  • 4 in 1 pre-school booster - (DtaP/IPV). Given as a single jab containing vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio.

Around 12-13 years:

  • HPV Vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer (girls only): three jabs given within six months

Around 13-18 years:

  • 3 in 1 teenage booster - (Td/IPV). Given as a single jab which contains vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus and polio

Children in at risk groups:

  • Flu (every year) for children in at risk groups
  • Pneumococcal for children in at risk groups
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