Vaccinations can prevent your child from getting serious diseases.
We run a child immunisationclinic every Tuesday afternoon. When you have a new baby one of our team will contact you to arrange an appointment in this clinic for their first immunisationas well as a new baby check appointment.
For other childhood immunisations, you will need to make a nurse appointment for your child in person at reception or by phone on 0203 668 3400.
See this website for the Childhood vaccination schedule NHS Choices.
Flu clinics are run every year in October/November time. Please ring the practice in September to book your appointment. If you are unable to attend these there will other clinics arranged.
As well as the groups listed below, we also offer the flu immunisation to 2-3yrs olds. This takes the form of a nasal spray, not an injection.
People eligible for flu jabs:
- Are you 65 or older
- OR are you under 65 and suffer from:
- Respiratory disease
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- A weak immune system
- Have had a stroke
- If you are pregnant
If the answer to any of these questions is YES, then your doctor recommends that you are protected against influenza. Vaccination can help protect you from flu this winter.
You CANNOT catch flu from the vaccine.
For more information about Flu visit NHS Choices.
Private flu vaccinations
If you are not eligible for NHS flu vaccination but would like to have one, some pharmacies can offer you the flu vaccination at a private charge. Please ask a pharmacist directly.
Shingles is a debilitating condition, which occurs more frequently and tends to be more severe in older people. Shingles vaccine was introduced this last year for the first time for the 70yr olds and a catch up campaign for 78 year olds. Over the next few years the scheme will be rolled out for all 70-79 year olds.
The practice will contact you about making an appointment.
Find out more about the Shingles Vaccination at NHS Choices.