Merstow Green Medical Practice

Abbey Lane, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 4BS
Appointments: 01386 765600 / Fax: 01386 768189 / Prescriptions: 01386 768131 from 9.00am to 10.00am

Child immunisation and vaccination clinic

Child development checks form part of the child health surveillance programme and are carried out at 8 weeks – see the immunisation schedule.

If your child is due any immunisations a reminder will be sent for you to attend the Practice. Immunisations cannot be administered without parental consent. Therefore if a grandparent is bringing the baby, written consent must be brought with the child and pre-signed by the parent. Social Services must also give written consent if the child is under the care of Social Services.

Immunisation schedule

When to immunise Diseases protected against Vaccine given Site **
2 months old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) DTaP/IPV/Hib (Pediacel) Thigh
Pneumococcal disease PCV (Prevenar 13) Thigh
Rotavirus Rotavirus (Rotarix) By mouth
3 months old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib DTaP/IPV/Hib (Pediacel) Thigh
Meningococcal group C disease (MenC) Men C (NeisVac-V or Menjugate) Thigh
Rotavirus Rotavirus (Rotarix) By mouth
4 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) Thigh
Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) MMR (Priorix or MMR VaxPRO) Upper arm/thigh
3 years 4 months old or soon after Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio dTaP/IPV (Repevax) or DTaP/IVP (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

 Please note:

 ** Where 2 or more injections are required at once, these should ideally be given in different limbs.  Where this is not possible, injections in the same limb should be given 2.5cm apart.

The Meningitis C vaccination will be introduced during the 2013/14 academic year and the vaccine supplied will depend on the brands available at the time of ordering.

Immunisations for at-risk children

When to immunise Diseases protected against Vaccine given Site **
At birth, one month old, 2 months old and 12 months old Hepatitis B Hep B Thigh
At birth Tuberculosis BCG Upper arm (intradermal)