Childhood immunisations are a very important way of protecting your child from serious illness. Despite the bad publicity in the press about immunisation in children, evidence shows that your child is at much greater risk from contracting the disease than he or she is from suffering a serious reaction to the immunisation.
Please don’t bring your child for immunisation if they are unwell with a feverish illness. Don’t worry about a runny nose without a fever. Please discuss any worries that you may have with the doctor or nurse.
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All of these immunisations are available at the well baby clinic or by appointment with the practice nurses.
In accordance with the Department of Health guidelines, we recommend influenza vaccination for patients with chronic heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes, patients over 65, residents of nursing and rest homes and pregnant women.
The same group of patients should also have the pneumococcal vaccine but this only needs to be given once in adults.