After the birth of your baby you will receive a letter with some basic information and a registration form to register your new arrival. Please bring this to the reception desk as soon as possible so we can input your child’s details onto our system.
You will be sent a letter with the date and time of your child’s 6-8 week check with the GP and 8 week immunisations with the Practice Nurses. These appointments will be on a Tuesday morning only as two nurses need to be available to administer the vaccines.
You can also see the Health Visitors who offer a drop in service in the Health Education Room. These are held on the following days;
Tuesdays – 10am – 11:30am
Thursdays – 2pm – 4pm
One week before your 8 week check with the GP please attend one of the Health Visitor drop ins to get your child weighted and measured.
It is important that you attend all immunisation appointments and all subsequent appointments as vaccines need to be given within a certain time frame.
If someone other than the parent/guardian is bringing the child to the vaccination appointment written consent from the parent/guardian is needed or the Practice Nurses will be unable to vaccinate.
If you cannot attend any vaccination appointments please phone reception as soon as possible so that we can rebook your child in.
Information regarding what to expect after your child has had their vaccinations, and using paracetamol are in the following leaflets.
Childhood Vaccination Schedule
Vaccines are given at 8 weeks, 12 weeks, 16 weeks, 12 months and 3 years 4 months.
The list below shows the timetable of vaccines in the routine immunisation schedule.
- 6 in 1 vaccine containing diptheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and hepatitis B.
- Men B
- Rotavirus given orally.
- 2nd 6 in 1 vaccine containing diptheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and hepatitis B.
- 2nd Rotavirus given orally.
- 3rd 6 in 1 vaccine containing diptheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and hepatitis B.
- 2nd Pneumococcal.
- 2nd Men B.
- 3rd Men B.
- 3rd Pneumococcal.
- 1st Hib/Men C (Haemophilus influenzae type b and meningococcal group C).
- 1st MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella).
3 Years 4 Months
- 2nd MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella).
- dTaP/IPV (Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio).
If you have any queries regarding the vaccination schedule please visit the MHRA website or phone reception and book a telephone appointment with one of our Practice Nurses.