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Old Fletton Surgery

Old Fletton Medical Practice

Rectory Gardens
Old Fletton
Peterborough
PE2 8AY
Tel: 01733 344816
Fax: 01733 201779

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Child Immunisation

If a vaccine is given when a baby still has antibodies to the disease, the antibodies can stop the vaccine working. This is why routine childhood immunisations do not start until a baby is two months old, before the antibodies a baby gets from its mother have stopped working. This is also why it is important for parents to stick to the immunisation schedule, as a delay can leave a baby unprotected. A delay can increase the chance of adverse reactions to some vaccines, such as pertussis (whooping cough).

Our Clinics are normally held at 1.30pm – 3.00pm on a Monday. This clinic is for children’s routine injections, either by appointments (card sent to you by post) or just come along if your child is overdue for any injections.

Vaccination Schedule

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

Further reading

There are some excellent websites that will answer all your questions and queries about immunisation and vaccination. If you are worried about giving the MMR vaccine, you should access the MMR site.

www.immunisation.nhs.uk The most comprehensive, up-to-date and accurate source of information on vaccines, disease and immunisation in the UK.

www.immunisation.nhs.uk/Vaccines/MMR This website has been put together to answer any questions you might have about MMR. You can look for information and resources in the MMR library, ask an expert panel a question, and read up on the latest news stories relating to MMR.

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