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Child health

Child health checks - checks on your baby's health and development

Child health checks

Appointments are sent out automatically for routine child health checks.

The first will be with a GP at the surgery when your baby is around 6 weeks old.You will be sent information about this and asked to make an appointment at the practice. Dr Carrigan and Dr Prasad run baby clinics at the surgery.

You will also be offered routine health reviews for your child, with your health visitor, at 6-8 weeks, 8-12 months and 2-2½ years old.

Health visitors

Health Visitors are all trained nurses who have extra training and qualifications in child health. They are a fantastic source of information about child development and health, parenting strategies, breastfeeding, nutrition and community support. They also offer help with social, emotional and environmental issues that affect families.

You can contact the Health Visitors on 0113 8435683 Monday to Friday.

Health visitor service website

 

Child Immunisations

Immunisations are given by our practice nurses in accordance with the NHS vaccine schedule.

Further information on the schedule and vaccines in general can be found on NHS choices vaccinations.

Immunisation Schedule

Age at vaccination Vaccine
2 months Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and hepatitis B- one injection

Pneumococcal infection (Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, PCV) – one injection

Rotavirus vaccine – by mouth

Meningitis B (Men B) vaccine – one injection

3 months Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib and hepatitis B – second dose

Rotavirus vaccine – second dose

4 months Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib and hepatitis B – third dose

Pneumococcal infection (Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, PCV) – second dose

Meningitis B (Men B) vaccine – second dose

12 to 13 months Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) and meningitis C (Men C) – one injection

Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) (MMR) – one injection

Pneumococcal infection (Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, PCV) – third dose

Meningitis B (Men B) vaccine – third dose

3 years and 4 months Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and polio (DTaP/IPV) – One injection

Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) – second dose

Girls aged 12 to 13 years Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV) – two injections given between six months and two years apart
13 to 18 years Diphtheria, tetanus, polio (Td/IPV) – one injection

Men ACWY vaccine – one injection

19 to 25 years (first time students only) Men ACWY vaccine

 

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