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.

Immunisations Table September 2023 : 

Immunisation Schedule

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.



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Welcome to Kent Baby! Here you will find films, resources and links that can help you and your child on the journey from pregnancy to starting school.

Kent Baby has been developed by the Health Visiting Service, provided by Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust.

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Welcome to The Pod! Here you will find films, resources and links that can help your child achieve their therapy goals.

We support children and young people to develop their skills to their full potential, so they can participate in everyday activities. We work in partnership with you, your child and any other important people in their life.

The Pod has been developed by the Integrated Children’s Therapies teams, provided by Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust. Find your nearest team below.

Bronchiolitis Advice Sheet 

Advice for parents and carers of children younger than 1 year old.  Hospitals are now using the attached "traffic light" leaflet, click on the link: Advice Sheet


Useful websites

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