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Hope House Surgery
The Street, Radstock, Bath BA3 3PL
Tel: 01761 432121
Fax: 01761 420193

During October we had 263 missed appointments - that is equivalent to 2 and a half days a week of GP appointments! Please ensure you cancel your appointment if you are unable to attend so we can offer it to another patient.

Childhood Vaccinations


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.

 

2 months:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib, a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children) given as a 5-in-1 single vaccine known as DTaP/IPV/Hib
  • Pneumococcal infection
  • Meningitis B
  • Rotavirus

3 months:

  • 5-in-1, second dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
  • Rotavirus, second dose
4 months:
  • 5-in-1, third dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
  • Pneumococcal infection, second dose
  • Meningitis B, second dose

Between 12 and 13 months:

  • Meningitis C and Meningitis B, third dose
  • Hib, fourth dose (Hib/MenC given as a single vaccine)
  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), given as a single vaccine
  • Pneumococcal infection, third dose
3 years and 4 months, or soon after:
  • MMR second vaccine
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio (DtaP/IPV), given as a 4-in-1 pre-school booster
Around 12-13 years:
  • Cervical cancer (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer (girls only): two vaccines given 6 months- 1 year apart at school.
Around 13-18 years:
  • Diphtheria, tetanus and polio booster (Td/IPV), given as one vaccine
  • Meningitis ACWY, given as one vaccine
65 and over:
  • Flu (every year)
  • Pneumococcal

70 years:

  • Shingles vaccine

Women over 20 weeks pregnant:

  • Whooping cough vaccine
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio (DtaP/IPV), given as a 4-in-1 vaccine

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.

 

Read more about vaccines for kids on the NHS Choices website.


Content provided by NHS Choices.


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