Child Health Clinics
When children register with our Practice, we book them in to see one of our Nurses. During the appointment routine questions will be asked regarding the child’s household and educational establishment. The child’s immunisation history will also be assessed and, if required, immunisations will be offered.
Routine Vaccination Schedule
Children are due their immunisations at 8 weeks, 12 weeks, 16 weeks, 1 year and just before they turn 3 ½ years old. When your child is due their immunisations, we will automatically send out an invitation for you to book an appointment at our Practice.
Please click on the following link to view the Routine Childhood Immunisation Schedule to see what your child is due.
Other immunisations are given by separate services such as the School Nursing Team. Please see the following link for further information: LCH 0-19 Health and Wellbeing – School Immunisation (leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk).
For travel vaccinations, please see our Clinics & Services page.
International Patients / Uncertain or Incomplete Immunisation Status
Children who arrive in the UK have usually been vaccinated following a slightly different immunisation schedule. When attending for their first appointment with our Nurse, they will advise which immunisations are outstanding (if any) and will discuss the UK schedule with parents or guardians.
For further information please visit: Vaccination of individuals with uncertain or incomplete immunisation status – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).
The NHS Website has a multitude of information for parents, patients and guardians to view. Please see: NHS vaccinations and when to have them – NHS (www.nhs.uk).
More information can be found on the what to expect after vaccinations information leaflet.
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
Children up to the age of 18 years who missed, or have only partially completed the MMR course, can have a ‘catch-up’ vaccination on the NHS free of charge. If our records show your child does not have the required MMR status, we will automatically send out an invite for you to book them an appointment for this.
For more information, please visit: MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine – NHS (www.nhs.uk)