Certain vaccinations are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS depending on their age or circumstances.

Click HERE for the full NHS immunisation schedule to check if you are up to date with your vaccinations.

MMR Vaccination

MMR vaccination is routinely given to children as part of the NHS childhood immunisation programme. It can also be given to older children and adults and babies over six months of age that need to be protected against measles, mumps and rubella and/or in the event of a measles outbreak.

Measles can cause very serious illness, and spreads very easily. The MMR vaccine has been shown across the world to be a safe and effective way of preventing measles. It can protect your child and others against measles infection and its serious consequences.

To find out more about the vaccination, please click HERE.

Flu Vaccination

The seasonal influenza vaccination is offered annually to people age 65 and over, pregnant women, and people who have an underlying health condition such as diabetes, heart disease or COPD. In recent years the vaccination as also been offered to children ages 2 to 10.

By having the flu vaccination, you reduce your risk of catching flu and becoming seriously unwell, and also reduce the risk of you spreading flu to others.

To find out more about the vaccination, please click HERE.

Shingles Vaccination

The purpose of the Shingles vaccination programme is to reduce the incidence and severity of shingles disease in older people. Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles is a common disease that can cause long-lasting, severe pain. It can cause permanent disability, and it occurs more frequently in those over 70 years old, who are also more likely to have worse symptoms.
All eligible patients will receive letters to book an appointment, if they would like to be vaccinated.

To find out more about the vaccination, and to check if you are eligible, please click HERE.

Pneumococcal Vaccination

The pneumococcal vaccination provides protection against pneumococcal infections which can cause very serious illness such as pneumonia and septicaemia. It is offered to people age 65 and over, and people who have an underlying health condition such as insulin- or medication-controlled diabetes, liver disease, or COPD.

Most people only have to have this vaccination once, however people with kidney disease, asplenia (no spleen), splenic dysfunction or coeliac disease require re-immunisation every 5 years.

To find out more about the vaccination, please click HERE.

Travel Vaccinations    

If you are planning to travel outside of the UK, we recommend that you seek travel advice and ensure that you are up to date with your vaccinations for the country or countries you will be visiting.

At present the Practice is not able to offer travel vaccination consultations, however we can provide you with a list of your vaccinations which can be taken to a private travel consultation provider.

Private travel consultations and vaccinations are normally available from Boots, Superdrug, Well Travelled Clinics and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

Vaccines and Porcine Gelatine

For information about porcine gelatine and its use in vaccines, please view the online leaflet from Public Health England by clicking HERE.

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