Vaccinations

DTP & Meningitis ACWY

Combined Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio The teenage booster, also known as the 3-in-1 or the Td/IPV vaccine, is given as a single injection into the upper arm to boost your child’s protection against three separate diseases: tetanus, diphtheria and polio. It tops up the effect of the earlier baby and pre-school vaccinations against these diseases. The brand name of the 3-in-1 teenage booster given in […]

Hepatitis B

Babies born to hepatitis B positive mothers Introducing parents to dried blood spot (DBS) testing What is hepatitis B? Hepatitis B is a virus that causes infection of the liver and can lead to serious, long-term liver problems and damage if left untreated. Symptoms of hepatitis B can include feeling sick and vomiting, loss of […]

HPV

the HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccination protects against cervical cancer. According to Cancer Research UK, cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women under the age of 35. In the UK, 2,900 women a year are diagnosed with cervical cancer, that’s around eight women every day. Around 970 women died from cervical cancer in 2011 […]

Nasal Flu

The flu vaccine for children is given as a single dose of nasal spray squirted up each nostril. Not only is it needle-free, the nasal spray works even better than the injected flu vaccine with fewer side effects. It’s quick and painless and will mean your child is less likely to become ill if they […]