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Wentworth Medical Practice

38 Wentworth Avenue
Finchley
London
N3 1YL

Tel: 020 8346 1242
Fax: 020 8343 3614

Wentworth Group Practice 

wentworth.mp@nhs.net 

Out of Hours: 111

Audley Medical Practice

86 Audley Road

Hendon
London
NW4 3HB
 Tel: 020 8203 5150
Fax: 020 8202 5682
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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.

  

Please check the following points before bringing your child to the surgery.

There is sometimes bad publicity in the newspapers about immunisation in children but remember: your child is at much greater risk from contracting the disease that they are from suffering a reaction to the immunisation but if you do have any concerns about immunising your child please discuss them with your doctor. 

  

Further before your child has any of the immunisations please go through the following questions:

  

1. Is your child suffering from any feverish illness?

    (Don't worry about a runny nose without a fever).

 

2. Does the child's parent, brother or sister suffer from epilepsy?

     (Epilepsy in more distant relatives is not considered a problem).

 

3. Is your child taking steroid treatment?

 

4. Does your child suffer from any disease affecting their immune system?

 
5. Does your child suffer from a severe reaction to eggs?


6. Has your child suffered from a reaction to any previous immunisation injection?

 
7. Has your child got a high temperature now?

 

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then please tell your doctor or the nurse


 

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:

(Two injection and one oral dose)

  • 1st dose 5-in-1, 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)
  •  Pneumococcal infection
  • 1st dose Rotavirus

3 months:

(Two injection and one oral dose)

  • 2nd dose 5-in-1, Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
  • 1st dose Meningitis C (MenC)
  • 2nd dose Rotavirus

4 months:

(Two injections)

  • 3rd dose 5-in-1, Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
  • 2nd dose Pneumococcal

Between 12 and 13 months:

(within a month of their first birthday - Three Injections)

  • Booster Hib/MenC
  • 3rd dose Pneumococcal
  • 1st dose Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) - German Measles

 3 years and 4 months, or soon after:

(Two injections)

  • Booster Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio
  • 2nd dose Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) - German Measles
Around 12-13 years:
  • Cervical cancer (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer (girls only): three jabs given within six months
Around 13-18 years:
  • Diphtheria, tetanus and polio booster (Td/IPV), given as a single jab
65 and over:
  • Flu (every year)
  • Pneumococcal

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.


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