Child Health

Contents

  1. Health visitors
  2. Child health checks
  3. Child Immunisations
  4. Immunisation Schedule

Health visitors

Health Visitors are all trained nurses who have extra training and qualifications in child health. They are a fantastic source of information about child development and health, parenting strategies, breastfeeding, nutrition and community support. They also offer help with social, emotional and environmental issues that affect families.Health visitor service website

Child health checks

Appointments are sent out automatically for routine child health checks.

The first will be with a GP at the surgery when your baby is around 6 weeks old.You will be sent information about this and asked to make an appointment at the practice.

You will also be offered routine health reviews for your child, with your health visitor, at 6-8 weeks, 8-12 months and 2-2½ years old.

Child Immunisations

Immunisations are given by our practice nurses in accordance with the NHS vaccine schedule.

Further information on the schedule and vaccines in general can be found on NHS choices vaccinations.

Immunisation Schedule

Age at vaccinationVaccine
2 monthsDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) (DTaP/IPV/Hib) – one injectionPneumococcal infection (Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, PCV) – one injectionRotavirus vaccine – by mouthMeningitis B (Men B) vaccine – one injection
3 monthsDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) (DTaP/IPV/Hib) – second doseMeningitis C (meningococcal group C) (Men C) – one injectionRotavirus vaccine – second dose
4 monthsDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) (DTaP/IPV/Hib) – third dosePneumococcal infection (Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, PCV) – second doseMeningitis B (Men B) vaccine – second dose
12 to 13 monthsHaemophilus influenza type b (Hib) and meningitis C (Men C) – one injectionMeasles, mumps and rubella (German measles) (MMR) – one injectionPneumococcal infection (Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, PCV) – third doseMeningitis B (Men B) vaccine – third dose
3 years and 4 monthsDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and polio (DTaP/IPV) – One injectionMeasles, mumps and rubella (MMR) – second dose
Girls aged 12 to 13 yearsHuman Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV) – two injections given between six months and two years apart
13 to 18 yearsDiphtheria, tetanus, polio (Td/IPV) – one injectionMen ACWY vaccine – one injection
19 to 25 years (first time students only)Men ACWY vaccine