Child Health

Immunisations are administered with the carer's consent in accordance with current national guidelines. You should discuss this with your own doctor. Children are at greater risk from catching the disease than from suffering a reaction to the vaccine. Development checks are offered in accordance with national guidelines by our GPs trained for child health surveillance.

Baby clinics are held every Tuesday and every other Wednesday subject to rota.

Immunisations Table September 2015 to September 2016 : 

Immunisations Table

child health

 

2 months

5-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/Hib) vaccine – this single jab contains vaccines to protect against five separate diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (known as Hib – a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or Meningitis in young children)  

Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine

Rotavirus vaccine

Men B vaccine

 

3 months

5-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/Hib) vaccine, second dose

Men C vaccine

Rotavirus vaccine, second dose

 

4 months

5-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/Hib) vaccine, third dose

Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine, second dose

Men B vaccine second dose 

 

12-13 months

Hib/Men C booster, given as a single jab containing Meningitis C (second dose) and Hib (fourth dose)

Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, given as a single jab

Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine, third dose

Men B vaccine third dose 

 

2, 3 and 4 years plus school years one and two

Children's flu vaccine (annual)

 

From 3 years and 4 months (up to starting school)

Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, second dose

4-in-1 (DTaP/IPV) pre-school booster, given as a single jab containing vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis) and polio

 

12-13 years (girls only)

HPV vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer – two injections given between six months and two years apart

 

13-18 years

3-in-1 (Td/IPV) teenage booster, given as a single jab and contains vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus and polio

Men ACWY vaccine

During specific campaigns, children who have missed vaccinations will be recalled.

 

Child Health Clinics in the Maidstone Area

 Please arrive at least 15 minutes before closing and remember to bring your child's red book.

 

If your child is unwell or has a rash please do not attend clinic.

Customer care team 0300 123 1807 lines are open 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday

Health Visitor Advice Line - For general enquiries about non urgent matters such as feeding, teething, weaning, minor ailments.  A Health Visitor will be available to speak to on 0300 555 0506 between 09.30 - 16.30 Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays)

For medical advice please contact your GP, NHS111 or the local Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department.

Well Baby Clinic Timetable

Maidstone Town and Rural Children's Centres Timetable

 

Useful websites

www.nhs.uk

www.nhs.uk/birthtofive

www.netmums.com

www.kentbabymatters.org/medway-services

www.breastfeeding.nhs.uk

National Breastfeeding Helpline 0300 100 0212

Community dental services 0300 1234412

Customer care team 0300 123 1807 lines are open 8.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday