CHILD IMMUNISATIONS

This section of the website includes all the information you require regarding your child’s immunisations.

  • What to expect when bringing your child for their vaccination
  • What to expect after vaccinations including paracetamol regime

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we have had to adjust the way we deliver healthcare and due to the nature of the infection; we have to limit face to face contact time for our patients and staff’s safety. Information on the National vaccination programme can be found in your child’s “Red Book”.

Prior to attending the vaccination appointment

Only one parent / or guardian will be allowed to attend the appointment with the child.

Assisting our staff by making sure your child is wearing easy to access clothing to arms and legs would be very beneficial and time saving.

Please do not attend the appointment if you are suffering any signs or symptoms of Corona virus or who have been in contact with anyone who has been unwell with Corona virus symptoms in the last two weeks- Please call to reschedule the appointment.

What to expect when bringing your child for their vaccination

When you arrive for the appointment the Practice Nurse will meet you at your car or at the entrance to the building wearing personal protective equipment which will be a mask, visor, gloves and apron, this is to protect you and your family as well as ourselves.

We will then ask the attending adult to alcohol gel their hands for 20 seconds and apply a face mask (as per Government Guidelines) which will be provided for you before entering the building. You will then follow the Practice Nurse into the clinical room where the vaccination will take place. Please ensure you bring the Childs “Red book” to the appointment.

On entering the building and clinical room please refrain from touching doors, tables etc unless absolutely necessary. The vaccinations will be carried out, ensuring your child is safe throughout.

Prior to coming to the appointment and to phone us if you have any questions that you require answering instead of during the appointment to reduce contact time. We hope you understand this is all very different for us under the circumstances and we are here to support you and your family.

What to expect after vaccination

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