Immunisation Update

Several changes in vaccine protocol will soon be taking effect.

MMR

While we have recently been in short supply of the MMR vaccine due to recent media coverage, we are now able to offer the immunisation to those who have missed out.  For those unsure as to whether adequate immunisation has been given, we can also do a simple blood test to check antibody levels.  These services are available to both existing and new patients, and should only require a short consultation.

Rota Virus

Rotarix oral vaccine is to be introduced in July to the National Immunisation Schedule.  This vaccine will now be given by mouth to babies at two and three months of age if required.

Hepatitis B

The Heptatitis B immunisation is required for those stuyding in the United States, Canada, and many European countries.  A new vaccine combining Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B can be given to children under the age of 16.  Only two doses are required as opposed to the previous recommendation of three doses with the old vaccine.  This will be available shortly.

For a full list of changes to the immunisation programme for the upcoming year, click here.

To book a consultation for immunisations, please call on 0207 349 1499

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