This practice follows the national policy for childhood immunisation. Further information can be found on the NHS Immunisation Schedule website.
See the NHS children's immunisation website for the most up to date information.
Tetanus & Polio:
All adults should ensure that they have had a total of five does of tetanus vaccine in their life and they have had full course of polio in the past. If in doubt, please check with the receptionist.
Protection against tetanus and polio should be kept up to date. A full primary course with a booster at 15 years of age should be followed by at least two boosters at 10 year intervals to protect throughout life.
The Practice is offering Seasonal Advice and Flu Vaccinations. For more information on availability and when vaccinations are scheduled please call the surgery
The Pneumococcal vaccination prevents a certain type of pneumonia. This is a one off vaccination recommended for the over 65’s, for those who have no spleen, who are immuno-suppressed, diabetic or suffer from chronic bronchitis or heart disease.
Hepatitis B vaccination:
The Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for homosexuals, bisexuals, intravenous drug users, or at-risk professionals ie doctors, nurses, police officers, ambulance personnel etc., though there may be a charge for some professions.
The practice nurses provide comprehensive advice about overseas travel and vaccination. See our Travel page for details. A charge is made for non NHS injections.
Note: Birchington Medical Centre is not responsible for the content of any of these websites, we also do not endorse them.
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