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Immunisation

Whether or not to immunise a child has been the talking point in surgery waiting rooms since any of us can remember. The importance of these procedures should never be underestimated.

The surgery help in many ways to ensure your child has its correct immunisations; every baby has a record, which is completed when the child has each of its injections. A number of checks are made prior to immunisation to ensure the child is fit enough to be immunised on that day.

Below is a table of the current immunisation programme for children.

Age: At two, three and four months old
Immunisation: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Perussis (Whooping Cough), Hib, Polio (inactive)
Route: One Injection 
Age: At two, three and four months old
Immunisation: Meningococcal C
Route: One Injection 
Age: At about 13 months old
Immunisation: Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
Route: One Injection 
Age: Between 3 years 4 months to 5 years old
Immunisation: Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
Route: One Injection 
Immunisation: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (Whooping Cough) and Polio (inactive)
Route: One Injection
Age: Between 10 to 14 years old
Immunisation: BCG
Route: Skin test followed 5 - 7 days later by an injection 

Age: Between 13 to 18 years old
Immunisation: Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio (inactive)
Route: One Injection 


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