COVID-19 Child Immunisations

Despite the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is still recommended that your child receives their vaccines as this protects them against other serious diseases that can still cause them harm.  Please follow the links below to find out more.

New Immunisation Booklet for Pre-school Vaccinations

Guidance to keep you safe when attending your vaccination appointment

While coronavirus has put limitations on all our lives, it is important that you or your baby or child still have routine vaccinations. They protect against serious and potentially deadly illnesses and stop outbreaks in the community. We recommend that you attend/book in for your next scheduled appointment – see www.nhs.uk/vaccinations for details on when they are due.

Travelling to and from your appointment

When travelling to and from your appointment, please follow guidelines which include travelling by car, bike or on foot if possible, keeping a safe distance from others and washing your hands regularly. For more details, go to www.gov.uk and search ‘staying safe outside your home’.

When attending your appointment

When attending your appointment, we will be putting in place a range of measures to minimise any risk of COVID-19:

  • social distancing measures will be observed;
  • we may have asked you to attend your appointment at a clinic that is not at your usual venue;
  • the appointment may take longer than usual.

Due to the ongoing response to COVID-19, our service may have a reduced number of appointment slots available. If you choose not to attend your appointment, please contact your GP practice. It is always helpful for us to know why so we can help you with any concerns you might have. If you still don’t wish to attend the appointment, it can be offered to someone else.

You must NOT attend an appointment if you or any member of your household are suffering from any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 or are self-isolating. If this applies to you, please contact your GP practice so that you can reschedule your appointment for a different time.

Vaccinations

Please check the NHS Vaccination Schedule for up-to-date advice for babies, children, teenagers, adults and older adults

Travel advice: novel coronavirus

Guidance for British people travelling and living overseas following the outbreak of novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China, and in other countries worldwide
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public#advice-for-travellers

Foreign travel vaccinations:

Please make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements.  This will include which countries and which areas within countries you are visiting, to determine your specific requirements

It is important to complete the above form as early as possible – at least 6-8 weeks before you travel – as this form will need to be processed, and an appointment will be required with the practice nurse to receive the vaccinations.  These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine.  Your appointment needs to be at least a month before you travel to allow the vaccines to work

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS

Printable travel vaccinations form

Before booking your appointment, please complete the travel vaccination form to determine what vaccinations you will need. You can hand in this printable copy, or ask for one at reception.

Shingles

There is a vaccine that helps reduce your risk of getting shingles and reduces the severity of symptoms if you develop the disease. Click here to see if you are eligible.

The practice no longer provides Yellow Fever vaccination. You may wish to approach the National Advice Centre website www.nathnac.org who can give advice on Yellow Fever and where you might obtain vaccinations.

You can find more information on the disease and the vaccine in this leaflet.