Childhood 5-in-1 vaccine to guard against Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Pertussis (Whooping Cough) and HIB. A minimum of three doses is required. This vaccine is used worldwide although it may have a different tradename overseas.
Part of the childhood schedule AND for anybody else requesting vaccination against pneumonia. Children may require up to 3 doses.
Rotarix protects against gastro-enteritis caused by the rotavirus infection.
A two dose oral vaccination is given four weeks apart – the vaccine must be pre-ordered – please ring for details.
Rotavirus vaccine (Rotarix) is licensed for immunisation of infants over 6 weeks of age provided they are not suffering from diarrhoea or vomiting. Good personal hygiene after changing baby’s nappy is well advised.
The first 1ml dose of vaccine is given by mouth and the second oral dose is administered at least 4 weeks later. Courses should be completed by 24 weeks of age, but preferably before 16 weeks.
Used for babies and children to vaccinate against Meningitis C.
In some situations it may be preferable to use the Meningitis ACWY vaccine in place of the single Meningitis C vaccine – please discuss this with the doctor at your appointment.
Meningitis B is the commonest form of bacterial meningitis in young people. This new vaccine is available to everybody. Dr. Lewis and her team have administered many doses to children from the ages of 2 months right through to university age.
The vaccination can be given from 2 months of age.
The schedule followed will be determined by the age of the child when the programme is started:
From aged 2 months – 5 months: 4 doses are needed: 0, 1 month, 2 months (where 0 is today) and booster between 12-23 months of age;
Between 6 months – 11 months: 3 doses are needed: 0, 2 months and booster in second year of life;
From 12 months – 23 months: 3 doses are needed: 0, 2 months, booster at least one year later;
Between 2 years to 10 years: 2 doses only are required at 0 and 2 months.
From 11 years to adult: 2 doses only are required at 0 and 1 month.
Normally given at 12-13 months this is the combined Measles, Mumps and Rubella. Booster is given pre-school (3-4yrs old).
This is one of the childhood vaccines given at 12 months and combines HIB and Meningitis C.
Childhood 4-in-1 vaccine to guard against Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio and Pertussis (Whooping Cough). This vaccine is given at age 3 years and 4 months as part of the pre-school booster. This vaccine is used worldwide although it may have a different tradename overseas.
The new cervical cancer vaccine, Gardasil 9, is appropriate for females over 9 years of age. Gardasil 9 protects against viruses responsible for most cases of cervical cancer. Two separate vaccinations are required if vaccination commences before 15 years of age. For maximum protection it is advisable to vaccinate before sexual activity commences. If you start vaccination after the age of 15, three vaccinations are required.
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine or Gardasil 9 is licensed in the UK. It protects against cervical cancer and genital warts for females. Boys can be vaccinated too, to protect against genital warts and some genital and throat cancers. It is most effective if given before sexual activity starts. Cervical screening should continue. We give the vaccine by an injection into the arm.
For children aged under 6 years old the TB vaccination process is simple – the BCG vaccination can be given at your first appointment as no pre-testing is required.
For adults and children who have reached their 6th birthday a two stage procedure is needed for TB inoculation. At your first appointment you will receive a Mantoux test which is an injection into the skin of the lower arm – we will book you a second appointment to come back after 48-72 hours to have the Mantoux test read by the doctor and the BCG vaccination given if the Mantoux test is negative. It is vital that you attend the second appointment at the booked time as the Mantoux test reading process is extremely time critical.
For adults the option of a blood test is available to check for TB exposure instead of Mantoux testing – the results take up to 4 days to process. We can perform the blood test every day and book you in for your BCG vaccination on any other convenient day once the results are known.
Hepatitis B vaccine is available from birth (Engerix B/Engerix B Paediatric). It’s a three vaccine schedule given at 0, 1 and 6 months. Many countries include this vaccine in their routine childhood schedules.
Accelerated schedule available for all ages, given at 0, 1, 2 and 12 months.
Accelerated schedule available for adults given at 0, 7, 21 days and 12 months.