Blackhall & Peterlee

Practice

Influenza/Pneumonia

Influenza vaccines are available in the Autumn (usually starting October) for those patients for whom influenza is a particular risk. This includes anyone over the age of 65, diabetic and anyone with heart or chest problems etc. Pneumonia vaccinations are available all the year round for those for whom pneumonia is a particular risk. This vaccine is only required once. Ask the Doctor/Practice Nurse/Receptionist for more information.

Influenza – flu – is a highly infectious and potentially serious illness caused by influenza viruses. Each year the make-up of the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the influenza viruses that the World Health Organization decide are most likely to be circulating in the coming winter.

Regular immunisation (vaccination) is given free of charge to the following at-risk people, to protect them from seasonal flu:

  • people aged 65 or over,
  • people with a serious medical condition
  • people living in a residential or nursing home
  • the main carers for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer becomes ill
  • healthcare or social care professionals directly involved in patient care, and
  • those who work in close contact with poultry, such as chickens.

Travel Injections

Injections required for foreign travel are provided by the Practice. We have a fully comprehensive list of what is required. To discuss this further please call and see or telephone one of our Practice Nurses at least six weeks prior to the date of departure. Some injections may be charged for.

It is important to make the initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. Some of these vaccines may have to be ordered as they are not all a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge payable to the practice. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS. Please ask the Practice Nurse for more details.
If you require Malaria tablets you can get these direct from a chemist without seeing the Practice Nurse.

Childhood Immunisations

When to immunise

Diseases protected against

Vaccine given

Site**

Two months old

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

DTaP/IPV/Hib (Pediacel)

Thigh

 

Pneumococcal disease

PCV (Prevenar 13)

Thigh

 

Rotavirus

Rotavirus (Rotarix)

By mouth

Three months old

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib

DTaP/IPV/Hib (Pediacel)

Thigh

 

Meningococcal group C disease (MenC)

Men C (NeisVac-C or Menjugate)

Thigh

 

Rotavirus

Rotavirus (Rotarix)

By mouth

Four months old

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib

DTaP/IPV/Hib (Pediacel)

Thigh

 

Pneumococcal disease

PCV (Prevenar 13)

Thigh

Between 12 and 13 months old – within a month of the first birthday

Hib/MenC

Hib/MenC (Menitorix)

Upper arm/thigh

 

Pneumococcal disease

PCV (Prevenar 13)

Upper arm/thigh

 

Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles)

MMR (Priorix or MMR VaxPRO)

Upper arm/thigh

Three years four months old or soon after

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio

dTaP/IPV (Repevax) or DTaP/IPV(Infanrix-IPV)

Upper arm

 

Measles, mumps and rubella

MMR (Priorix or MMR VaxPRO)(check first dose has been given)

Upper arm

Girls aged 12 to 13 years old

Cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus types 16 and 18 (and genital warts caused by types 6 and 11)

HPV (Gardasil)

Upper arm

Around 14 years old

Tetanus, diphtheria and polio

Td/IPV (Revaxis), and check MMR status

Upper arm

 

Meningitis C

(Meningitec, Menjugate or NeisVac-C)

Upper arm

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Blackhall Community Health Centre
Hesleden Road
Blackhall
Cleveland
TS27 4LQ
 
Peterlee Community Hospital
O'Neill Drive
Peterlee
Co Durham
SR8 5TZ
 

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