Children's Immunisation Clinics
Following the birth of a baby you will be invited to attend an appointment with a Doctor who will carry out the eight week check on a baby and give the baby its first injections.
Subsequent injections will be given at our weekly children's clinic for all babies and children up to the age of five. This covers all aspects of preventative medicine and immunisation.
We recommend that everyone should be immunised against tetanus and polio.
We offer a range of advice and can offer necessary immunisation relating to travel to any foreign country, however the appointments for this service are very limited. Please complete a Travel Questionnaire in order that our Nurse can assess what immunisations are required. Once your form has been processed, if we are unable to offer you an appointment at the surgery, you may need to be seen at one of the private services locally, ie Boots (Retail Park, Biggleswade), UK Travel Vaccination Service, Brand Street, Hitchin, or Ashwell Travel Clinic. They will make a charge for their services.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please complete a Travel Questionnaire and return it to the surgery. (The questionnaire can either be downloaded from the link above or ask at Reception). You must sign the questionnaire before we can process your request.
There is information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to make this 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. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work. Again, there are a limited number of appointments, so it may be necessary for you to have the vaccinations at a Private Health Clinic who will charge for the service.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.