Vaccinations


Pertussis

The Joint Committee on Vaccine and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended that the maternal pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination programme continue.

Whooping cough cases in babies born to vaccinated mothers has reduced by over 90%. No safety issues have been found in the vaccination of thousands of pregnant women. (PHE 2014)

If you are 16 – 38 weeks pregnant, have not yet received the pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination and would like to get vaccinated please contact our reception team on 01609 772105 to arrange your booking.


Shingles

Shingles vaccination will be available for all eligible patients who have a DoB in the range of:


1) 2nd September 1942 – 1st September 1947 (Routine)

Patients must be at least 70 years old and born within the above period, at the time of vaccination to be eligible for this programme;


2) 2nd September 1936 – 1st September 1938 (Catchup)

Patients must be born with the above period and not have turned 80 years old at time of vaccination to be eligible for this programme.


For further information regarding the shingles vaccination please click here.