We offer up-to-date vaccinations in accordance with current guidelines. Please see our practice nurse for details.
NB: Sometimes a patient will experience a reaction to a vaccination or combination of vaccinations. This is fairly common and can happen to anyone. You may get pain, redness or swelling at the vaccination site. Applying an ice-pack and taking paracetamol will bring some relief.
Alternatively, you may get a flu-like illness which can occur up to 10 days after the vaccination. Simple treatment as for a common cold is usually effective. This information will be explained to you before the vaccination is administered.
Your baby or child will be offered immunisations as required by the Department of Health. For further information please contact your health visitor or practice nurse.
In accordance with Department of Health guidelines, influenza vaccinations are available to patients aged 65 or over, and all those aged over six months in the following clinical risk groups:
- patients suffering from chronic respiratory disease and asthma, chronic heart disease, chronic renal disease, diabetes, immuno-suppression due to disease or treatment, chronic liver disease, chronic neurological disease, those patients living in long-stay residential or nursing homes or long-stay health or social care facilities, carers, individuals with multiple sclerosis and related conditions, and hereditary and degenerative diseases of the central nervous system.
- The vaccination is usually available in October. Please ask at reception.
This is available for patients aged 65 or over, or those in clinical risk groups (see above)
We recommend that you keep your vaccination up to date. Please contact the practice nurse for this service which is free on the NHS.
Since 1961, with full childhood immunisations, everyone should have had five tetanus vaccinations. Five tetanus vaccinations give you lifetime cover. We only boost if it is more than 10 years since your last injection and you are going to remote foreign areas out of immediate medical attention
The practice offers advice and immunisation for travel abroad. Some immunisations are not available on the NHS and we do make a charge for these, including yellow fever vaccination.
Our practice is a nationally recognised Yellow Fever Centre. Please contact the nurse well ahead of your planned trip for the above and advice on malaria prophylaxis if needed.