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5. Immunisations & Vaccinations

The Flu vaccine is seasonal and only provides cover for the administered year. It thus has to repeated annually, and supplied to specific target groups. The pneumococal vaccine is available year round to target groups. It is very important to ensure the recommended full course of immunisations throughout childhood to ensure adequate protection against harmful infectious diseases. We can offer some Travel related vaccines but we are NOT a Yellow Fever approved centre.

Influenza and Pneumococcal

Flu is Seasonal (September to March)

Flu and Pneumococcal vaccines are routinely given by the nurses. They are provided to patients over 65 years, and those over 6 months of age with chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, kidney/liver disease or cancer and if you are pregnant. Pneumococcal vaccinations are available all-year round, and again offered to patients over 65 years and those with chronic diseases. The vaccine is available as a nasal spray for 2-3 year olds and children in reception class or school years 1,2,3 and 4 and at risk under 18 year olds.. If you are outside of these criteria, you may still be able to obtain a flu vaccine directly through your community pharmacist for a fee.

Child Immunisation

Strongly Recommended

Many childhood diseases have been virtually eradicated in the UK due to the availability of vaccinations. It is thus very important that all children are fully immunised. The majority of vaccinations up to the age of 5 years are performed at the surgery following a reminder sent to the parents by the Health Board. Vaccines for Diptheria, Tetanus, Whooping cough, polio, Haemophilus, Rotavirus, Meningitis B&C and Pneumococcus are staggered at various times from 8 weeks to 4 years of age. Further vaccines for HPV in girls (12-13yrs) and the 3 in 1 booster with meningitis vaccine at 14 yrs to all, are usually administered at school. But can be accessed via GP surgery For a detailed schedule of recommended vaccinations please click HERE

Travel vaccinations

You need to allow at least 6-8 weeks for these to take effect

A top-up of your scheduled NHS vaccinations (if indicated) are provided free-of- charge. Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccines are also free-of-charge unless travelling to Australia, New Zealand or USA & Canada. Other vaccinations such as Japanese Encephalitis B, Tick-borne Encephalitis, Rabies, Meningococcal, ACWYVAX and Cholera are all chargeable. We are NOT an approved Yellow Fever centre. Click here to find your nearest centre For further information on recommended vaccines for travel check Fit-For-Travel website

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