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Here is your checklist of vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the United Kingdom for free on the NHS, and the age at which you should ideally have them. All vaccinations are available to patients at North Shore Surgery.

Children
By the age of 5 years all children should have completed the three “triple” vaccines (with or without whooping cough) plus the combined Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations and the Diphtheria / Tetanus & Polio – pre -school booster, plus the required number of doses of Menningitis C vaccine.

Adults
By appointment with Practice Nurse.

Travel Vaccinations
Please discuss your requirements with the Practice Nurse at least six weeks before you are due to travel by telephone.

Tetanus
All adults should be immunised against tetanus and receive a booster injection at least every 10 years. Discuss with Practice Nurse over telephone first.

Influenza
In accordance with the department of health guidelines We operate an annual ‘Flu vaccination programme from September. It is recommended for certain at risk groups, diabetics, chronic heart, lung or kidney disease, chronic liver disease and those patients registered with the practice who are the main carer for an elderly, disabled or “at risk” person whose welfare may be affected if the carer falls ill, residents of nursing and rest homes and for everyone over the age of 65 years. The vaccination is available in October.

Pneumococcal Vaccine
This vaccine gives a lifetime protection against a specific form of Pneumonia, it is recommended for all patients with, Heart disease, Diabetes, Asthma, Splenectomy and patients over the age of 65.

At two months old:
Diptheria, 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:
Diptheria, 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:
Diptheria, 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

65 and over
Influenza Vaccination (Flu) (Yearly)
Pneumococcal (Generally once in a life time unless specific conditions)