Penny Jones – RGN, RCM
Wednesday 9.20 – 12.10 Simpson Centre
Thursday 9.20 – 12.00 Penn Surgery
RED BOOK NEEDED
“One of the most important things a parent can do is to ensure their child is immunised with the routine childhood vaccinations to keep them protected against infectious diseases.”
First immunisations are given at 8 weeks old followed by further doses at 12 & 16 weeks or as near to this time as possible.
The completion of the Childhood Schedule ends with the pre-leaving school booster at 13-16 years of age.
Premature babies are immunised with the same schedule, starting at 8 weeks after birth.
If anyone other than a parent brings the child in, a letter of permission for immunisation will be needed, if this is not available the child will NOT be immunised.
For more information please contact the surgery within opening hours.
Alternatively you can visit the Department of Health website.
From 1 September the meningococcal B (MenB) vaccine will be added to the routine childhood immunisation programme in England.
Please view the What to expect after vaccination - Red Book
View information on the Men B vaccine from NHS Choices.