Child Health

Children's Clinic:

We see all new born children for a 6-8 week check. Please bring your child’s red-book for these appointments and ensure that there is a recent height and weight measurement entered in the red-book by the health visitor before your child’s 6-8 week check appointment. All doctors are experienced in the care of children. Mrs. Lynn Curtis is our health visitor. Lynn is based at Bluebells children's centre in Hothfield, and the contact number is 01233 622296

Immunisations:

Childhood immunisation clinics are held regularly by the practice nurses at the surgery.

The current National immunisation schedule for children is:

(Adults who have had five tetanus injections during their life do not need boosters.)

Age 
2 months

DTaP/IPV/Hib vaccine Protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib). Pneumococcal vaccine (PCV) Protects against one of the most common causes of meningitis.

Pneumococcal vaccine (PCV) Protects against one of the most common causes of meningitis.

Rotavirus vaccine Protects against Rotavirus which can causes diarrhoea and vomiting.

Meningitis B vaccine Protects against meningitis.

3 months

DTaP/IPV/Hib vaccine Protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib).

MenC vaccine Protects against meningitis and septicaemia.

Rotavirus vaccine Protects against Rotavirus which can causes diarrhoea and vomiting.

4 months

DTaP/IPV/Hib vaccine Protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib).

Pneumococcal vaccine (PCV) Protects against one of the most common causes of meningitis.

Meningitis B vaccine Protects against meningitis.

12 -13 months

Hib/MenC vaccine Protects against Hib and meningitis C infections.

MMR vaccine Protects against measles, mumps and rubella.

Pneumococcal vaccine (PCV) Protects against one of the most common causes of meningitis.

Meningitis B vaccine Protects against meningitis.

3.5 - 4.5 years

DTaP/IPV vaccine Protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and polio.

MMR vaccine Protects against measles, mumps and rubella.

12-13 years

HPV vaccine Protects against cervical cancer (for girls only).

13-18 years

Td/IPV vaccine Protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and polio.

MenC vaccine Protects against meningitis and septicaemia.

People who fall into certain risk groups may be offered extra vaccines. These include vaccinations against diseases such as hepatitis B, tuberculosis (TB), flu and chickenpox.

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