Immunisations

Shingles Vaccine

You may be eligible to receive a free shingles vaccination as part of the national shingles immunisation programme.

Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by the reactivation of the chicken pox virus and can be uncomfortable, painful and last a long time. Although most people recover within a few weeks, some go on to develop Chronic Nerve Pain. This can affect quality of life and stop you from doing the things you love. Vaccination reduced the chances of you developing Shingles and even if you do, then the disease is likely to affect you less severely. To find out if you are entitled to the Shingles vaccine please click the following link. Am I eligible for a Shingles Vaccine?

You may only be eligible for a limited period of time so please telephone the surgery and book your appointment with the Practice Nurse now, don’t delay!
 


Meningitis C Vaccine

This vaccine is available now to all patients who are due to start at University or further education for the first time, who are between the age of 17 and 25 years old.
Older teenagers and university students are at high risk of infection because many of them mix closely with lots of new people at University, some of whom may unknowingly carry the meningococcal bacteria. Should I have the Meningitis C Vaccine?

Appointments are available now with the Practice Nurse
 


HPV Booster (Human Papilloma Virus)

All female patients aged between 14 and 18 years old who have missed the opportunity to have this vaccine at school are eligible to receive the HPV Booster vaccine.

The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the name given to a family of viruses. Different types of HPV are classed as either high risk or low risk, depending on the conditions they can cause. For instance, some types of HPV can cause warts or verrucas. Other types are associated with cervical cancer. You can find out more information by clicking on the link. What is the HPV vaccine for?

Appointments are available now with the Practice Nurse.
 


Whooping Cough Vaccine (Pertussis)

There's a lot of whooping cough (pertussis) around at the moment and babies who are too young to start their vaccinations are at greatest risk. Getting vaccinated while you’re pregnant is highly effective at protecting your baby from developing whooping cough in the first few weeks of their life.
Young babies with whooping cough are often very unwell and most will be admitted to hospital because of their illness. When whooping cough is particularly severe, it can be fatal.
Pregnant women can safely help protect their babies by getting vaccinated – ideally when they are 20-32 weeks pregnant, although they may be given the vaccine up to 38 weeks of pregnancy.
For more information please click the link. How can I protect my baby?

Make sure you book in advance to ensure you can book between week 20-32 of your pregnancy.
 


MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)

The MMR vaccine is available for all patients aged 16 and over who have not already been vaccinated. Measles, Mumps and Rubella are highly infectious conditions that can have serious and potentially fatal complications, including meningitis, swelling of the brain and deafness. For further information click the link. What does MMR protect me from?

Appointments are available now with the practice nurse.