After five Tetanus injections individuals usually have immunity. Anyone who has not been previously immunised against Polio should have a basic course. All young adult women should have been immunised against rubella.
We recommend that you protect your children by having them immunised against the following infections: DIPHTHERIA, TETANUS, WHOOPING COUGH, POLIO, MEASLES, MUMPS and RUBELLA, Haemophilus Influenzae (HIB), MENINGITIS C and PNEUMOCOCCAL. Only rarely and in special circumstances should these immunisations be omitted. Our Doctors, Practice Nurses and Health Visitors will be pleased to advise.
School leavers (aged 15+) should all have a tetanus, polio and diphtheria booster. Girls aged 10 should be immunised against rubella (German measles) if they have not had the MMR immunisation. TB immunisation is normally given to people in ‘at risk’ areas and is not given at the surgeries.