Child Vaccinations

child health

Our health visitor runs a walk-in from 10am-11.30am twice a month on Wednesdays (please call reception to check when the next walk-in is)

Dr Ramsden and Dr Mistry also carry out baby checks on Wednesday mornings (please call reception to make an appointment)
We also provide full childhood immunisations by booked appointment with the nurses.

If a vaccine is given when a baby still has maternal antibodies to the disease, the antibodies can stop the vaccine working. This is why routine childhood immunisations do not start until a baby is two months old, before the antibodies a baby gets from its mother have stopped working. This is also why it is important for parents to stick to the immunisation schedule, as a delay can leave a baby unprotected. A delay can increase the chance of adverse reactions to some vaccines, such as pertussis (whooping cough).

The surgery is only able to provide routine childhood vaccines according to the NHS schedule. Where parents wish their children to have additional vaccines, they will need to approach a private provider.

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.

child vaccinations


2 months:

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough), Polio, Haemophilus Influenzae type B(Hib) and Hepatitis B
  • Meningococcal group B (MenB) 
  • Rotavirus gastroenteritis 
  • Pneumococcal (If born before Jan 2020) 

3 months:

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough), Polio, Haemophilus Influenzae type B(Hib) and Hepatitis B
  • Pneumococcal (13 serotypes)
  • Rotavirus

4 months:

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough), Polio,Haemophilus Influenzae type B(Hib) and Hepatitis B
  • Meningococcal group B (MenB)
  • (Pneumococcal if born before Jan 2020)

Between 12 and 13 months:

  • Haemophilus Influenzae type B(Hib) and Meningococcal C
  • Pneumococcal
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella(German measles)
  • Meningococcal group B (MenB)

3 years and 4 months, or soon after:

  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (2nd dose)
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis and Polio

Around 12-13 years:

  • HPV (two doses 6-24 months apart) (Boys and girls aged twelve to thirteen years)

Around 13-18 years:

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio Booster
  • Meningococcal groups A, C, W and Y disease
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio

Vaccines For Risk Groups

People who fall into certain risk groups may be offered extra vaccines. These include vaccinations against diseases such as hepatitis B, tuberculosis (TB), seasonal flu and chickenpox. See the NHS Choices pages on vaccines for adults to find out whether you should have one.