Vaccination

We run seasonal and routine vaccination clinics.

We offer a range of seasonal and routine vaccination clinics:

Flu Immunisation

You may be invited for a flu jab if you are:

• over 65 years of age
• pregnant

or have:

• a serious heart or chest complaint, including asthma
• serious kidney disease
• diabetes
• lowered immunity due to disease or treatment such as steroid medication or cancer treatment
• if you have ever had a stroke

We will contact you directly if you are eligible.

Pneumococcal Vaccine

The pneumococcal vaccine (or ‘pneumo jab’ or pneumonia vaccine as it’s also known) protects against pneumococcal infections.

Pneumococcal infections are caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae and can lead to pneumonia, septicaemia (a kind of blood poisoning) and meningitis.

Read more about why the pneumococcal vaccination is needed.

Who should have the pneumococcal vaccine?

A pneumococcal infection can affect anyone. However, some people need the pneumococcal vaccination because they are at higher risk of complications.

These include:
• all children under the age of two
• adults aged 65 or over
• children and adults with certain long-term health conditions, such as a serious heart or kidney condition

We will contact you directly if you are eligible for the vaccination.

How often is the pneumococcal vaccine given?


Babies receive the pneumococcal vaccine as three separate injections, at 2 months, 4 months and 12-13 months.

People over-65 only need a single pneumococcal vaccination which will protect for life.

It is not given annually like the flu jab.

People with a long-term health condition may need just a single one-off pneumococcal vaccination or five-yearly vaccination depending on their underlying health problem.

Childhood Immunisations

Ideally, children should have their jabs at the right age to protect them as early as possible and minimise the risk of infection.

Find out which jabs your child needs, when they need them, and what the benefits of each jab are here:
NHS Choice – Vaccinations for you and your family
Childhood Immunisation Schedule

Please contact the surgery to make an appointment

Contact us

Useful information regarding Vaccinations:

• Why vaccines are safe and effective Why vaccination is safe and important – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

• Oxford vaccine project Vaccine Knowledge | (ox.ac.uk ) (translations available)

• Polio, flu and MMR resources – publications website Search Publications – Health Publications

• Immunisation information for migrants (translations available) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immunisation-information-for-migrants