Riverside Surgery

Dr Swindlehurst & Partners - Seduli ad Curandum - Committed to Care
Tel: (01386) 444400 Fax: (01386) 444415

Childhood vaccinations

Child development checks form part of the child health surveillance programme and are carried out at 8 weeks – see the immunisation schedule.

If your child is due any immunisations a reminder will be sent for you to attend Surgery. Immunisations cannot be administered without parental consent. Therefore if a grandparent is bringing the baby, written consent must be brought with the child and pre-signed by the parent. Social Services must also give written consent if the child is under the care of Social Services.

Immunisation schedule

When to immunise Diseases protected against Vaccine given Injection Site**
2 months old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) DTaP/IPV/Hib Thigh
Pneumococcal disease Pneumo Thigh
Rotavirus Rotavirus By mouth
3 months old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib DTaP/IPV/Hib Thigh
Meningococcal group C disease (MenC) Men C Thigh
Rotavirus Rotavirus By mouth
4 months old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib DTaP/IPV/Hib Thigh
Pneumococcal disease Pneumo Thigh
Between 12 and 13 months old – within a month of the first birthday Hib/MenC Hib/MenC Upper arm/thigh
Pneumococcal disease Pneumo Thigh
Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) MMR Upper arm/thigh
3 years 4 months old or soon after Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio dTaP/IPV or DTaP/IVP Upper arm
Measles, mumps and rubella MMR Upper arm
Girls aged 12 to 13 years old Cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus types 16 and 18 (and genital warts caused by types 6 and 11) HPV Upper arm
Around 14 years old Tetanus, diphtheria and polio Td/IPV Upper arm
Meningitis C MenC Upper arm

Please note: ** Where 2 or more injections are required at once, these should ideally be given in different limbs.  Where this is not possible, injections in the same limb should be given 2.5cm apart.

Immunisations for at-risk children

When to immunise Diseases protected against Vaccine given Site **
At birth, one month old, 2 months old and 12 months old Hepatitis B Hep B Thigh
At birth Tuberculosis Tuberculosis Upper arm (intradermal)