Please ensure that your child has all their routine childhood vaccinations as it is the most effective way of keeping them protected against infectious diseases. For comprehensive, up-to-date and accurate information on vaccines, disease and immunisation in the UK please use the following link NHS Choices.
Before travelling overseas, it is important to be aware of the possible health risks and how to prevent problems, or minimise the chances of them occurring. Most importantly, you should know:
- whether there are any specific health risks in the country you are travelling to for which you need to take precautions – for example, malaria
- how to avoid becoming ill when you are abroad
- what to do if you do become ill when you are abroad
- how to get emergency medical treatment when you are abroad
Our travel services offer advice on travel illnesses and a full range of vaccinations. In order for you to prepare for travel, call reception to make a travel appointment. Please download and complete our Travel Form and return to the surgery BEFORE your appointment.
If you are travelling abroad you will need to start thinking about your travel vaccinations 4-6 weeks before you’re due to leave as some vaccinations can take time to become effective. For more information please visit the websites below:
One of the most important things that a parent can do for their child is to make sure that they have all their routine childhood vaccinations. It’s the most effective way of keeping them protected against infectious diseases.
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. Please call the surgery to make an appointment.
School Aged Immunisation Service
Parents wishing to make enquiries about vaccination schedules in schools, to get advice about the vaccination programmes or to book an appointment for missed immunisations is:
- Duty Line for professionals/GP’s – 01727 732063
- Secondary school children – 01727 732062
- Primary school children (flu programme) – 01462 341173
- Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary School Age: Immunisations delivered by Vaccinations UK.
Telephone: 01462 341173.
Childhood Flu Programme: Reception to Year 6 pupils – children and young people in special educational needs up to their 18th birthday.
Secondary School Age: Immunisations delivered by Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust School Aged Immunisation team (SAIS).
September 2019 HPV Programme: School Year 8, boys and girls. Girls only in school Years 9 and above followed up in subsequent school year for incomplete vaccinations. There is currently no catch up for boys.
Men ACWY and DTP Programme: School Year 9 and followed up in subsequent school years for incomplete vaccinations.
Any school aged child requiring MMR please call 01727 732062 to make an appointment. If you are unsure about your child’s vaccination status please contact your GP or call the helpline for advice.
For more infomation please visit the websites below:
- Vaccinations for you and your family – NHS Choices