Vaccinations

Vaccinations (also called 'immunisations') help to protect against serious diseases.


Children

All children registered with the practice are invited, by letter, to have their routine vaccinations. These are to stop potentially deadly infections like whooping cough and meningitis.

For children aged 0-5, the practice provides a well baby clinic every Tuesday morning where you can bring your child for vaccinations. For older children, please ask the receptionist to book an appointment.


Flu (Influenza)

Please see the separate page.


Hepatitis A and B

Hepatitis vaccination is important for gay men, injecting drug users and healthcare workers. For advice on testing and vaccination for these potentially serious conditions, speak to one of the practice nurses or doctors.


Meningitis

The practice can provide vaccination against meningitis to certain groups of people at high risk. This provides protection against the common forms of the A and C types of the disease. At the moment, the vaccine is available, free, for young children and first-year university students. For children, parents will automatically be sent a letter.

University students can book an appointment with the practice nurse. They need to inform the receptionist what the appointment is for, and must bring their library card. After their first year university students may incur a charge for this vaccination.


Travel

For further information, see our travel health service.


Whooping cough

This vaccination is available to pregnant women as part of our maternity services.