Poundhill Medical Group
Poundhill Medical Group
1 Crawley Lane Pound Hill Crawley West Sussex RH10 7DX
Opening Hours : Pound Hill 08.00 - 18.30 Monday to Friday
Copthorne 08.00 - 18.30 Monday to Thursday ; 08.00 - 17.30 Friday
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Childrens Immunisations

CHILDREN'S IMMUNISATIONS

The following points are worth checking before bringing your child to the surgery. There has been a great deal of bad press and publicity in the newspapers about immunisation in children but remember, your child is in greater risk from contracting the disease than he or she is from suffering a reaction to the immunisation.

  1. Is your child suffering from any feverish illness? Do not worry about a runny nose with out a fever.
  2. Do either of the child's parents or brother or sisters suffer from epilepsy? Epilepsy in more distant relatives is not considered a problem.
  3. Is your child taking steroid treatment?
  4. Does your child suffer from any disease affecting his or her immune system?
  5. Does your child suffer from a SEVERE reaction to eggs?
  6. Has your child suffered from a reaction to any previous immunisaton injection?

If the answer to any of the questions above is yes, then tell your doctor.

When Should Children Be Immunised?

Two months old; Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilius influenza type b (Hib). Pneumococcal infection.

Three months old; Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilius influenza type b (Hib). Meningitis C (meningococcal group C).

Four months old; Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilius influenza type b (Hib). Meningitis C. Pneumococcal infection.

Around 12 months; Haemophilius influenza type b (Hib). Meningitis C.

Around 13 months; Measles, mumps and rubella (German Measles). Pneumococcal infection.

Three years four months to five years old; Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and polio. Measles, mumps and rubella (German Measles).

Thirteen to eighteen years old; Tetanus, diphtheria and polio.

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