Information for Parents

Protecting your baby against meningitis and septicaemia

From September 2015 a vaccine will be available as part of the NHS childhood immunisation programme to help protect against MenB disease.  Please follow the link below for more information and advice on the vaccine, ask your Health Visitor or pick up a leaflet at the surgery.

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/meningitis-B-vaccine.aspx


When your child is ill it can be a very worrying time for parents. We have a library of advice which we hope you find useful. Please see our Common Childhood Conditions information leaflet.

For more information on children's health please follow the link below:

http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/category.aspx?CategoryID=62


Childhood Vaccines

At two months old:

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) (DTaP/IPV/Hib) - one injection.  Pneumococcal infection - pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) - one injection.

At three months old:

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) (DTaP/IPV/Hib) - one injection.  Meningitis C (meningococcal group C) (MenC) - one injection.

At four months old:

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) (DTaP/IPV/Hib) - one injection.  Meningitis C (meningococcal group C) (MenC) - one injection.  Pneumococcal infection - pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) - one injection.

At around 12 months old:

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and meningitis C (Hib/MenC) - booster dose in one injection.

At around 13 months old:

Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) (MMR) - one injection.  Pneumococcal infection - pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) - one injection.  

Three years four months to five years old (pre-school):

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and polio (dTaP/IPV or DTaP/IPV) -one injection.  Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) (MMR) - one injection.

13 to 18 years old:

Diphtheria, tetanus and polio (Td/IPV) - one injection.

13 to 18 years old - girls only:

Human papilloma virs (HPV) - decreases the risk of cervical cancer.