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Riverbank Medical Centre

Dodsley Lane, Midhurst, W Sussex, GU29 9AW

Tel:01730 812121      Fax:01730 811400       e: cwsccg.riverbankmc@nhs.net

Childhood immunisations

There has been a lot of bad publicity about immunisations in children but remember, they are at far greater risk from contracting the disease than they are from suffering a reaction to the immunisation.  

 

Please check the following points before bringing your child to their immunisation appointment.

 

Are they suffering from any feverish illness?  Do not worry about a runny nose without a high temperature.

 

Do they, their parents, brothers or sisters suffer from epilepsy?  Epilepsy in more distant relatives is not considered a problem.

 

Are they taking any steroids by mouth?  Asthma inhalers are not a problem.

 

Do they suffer from any disease affecting the immune system?

 

Do they suffer from a severe allergic reaction to eggs?

 

Have they suffered from a reaction to any previous immunisation or medication?

 

If the answer is 'yes' to any of the above questions then please discuss it with the practice nurse at your appointment.

 

When to Immunise:

 

2 months old

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, HIB, Polio, Hepatitis B (Infanrix Hexa)

Pneumococcal (Prevenar 13)

Rotarix (Rotarix - given orally)

Meningitis B (Bexsero)

 

3 months old

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, HIB, Polio, Hepatitis B (Infanrix Hexa)

Rotavirus (Rotarix - given orally)

 

4 months old

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, HIB, Polio, Hepatitis B (Infanrix Hexa)

Pneumococcal (Prevenar 13)

Meningitis B (Bexsero)

 

12 months old

1st Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR - various brands)

Pneumococcal Booster (Prevenar)

HIB/Meningitis C Booster (Menitorix)

Meningitis B Booster (Bexsero)

 

3 years, 4 months old - or soon after

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio (Infanrix IPV/Repevax)

2nd Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR - various brands)

 

14-15 years

Diptheria, Tetanus, Polio (Revaxis)

Meningitis ACWY (Nimenrix/Menveo)

 

 

These are subject to change.  Please contact the surgery for up-to-date advice if you need it or visit www.immunisation.nhs.uk or www.mmrthefacts.nhs.uk