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Sarum House Surgery
 Sarum House Surgery

Reception: (01432) 265422
Prescriptions (01432) 271736
Fax: (01432) 271 610
sarum.web@nhs.net
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Immunisations

We offer the full range of immunisations for both children and adults at risk. For travel immunisations, please see our separate web page on the index opposite. 

 

The following is a summary of the immunisations that we undertake:

 

Childhood Immunisations

Immunisations at:

  • Two months
  • Three months
  • Four months
  • Between 12 and 13 months

Information for parents on immunisations for babies can be found in this NHS leaflet:  

 


 

In addition, during flu season (September onwards) we are offering:

 

  • Seasonal ‘flu’ vaccination to children who were aged 2 or 3 on 31st August 2017.  This is administered via a nasal spray and not an injection. Click here for this year's flu clinic dates

 

Adult Immunisations

 

Meningococal C (Men C) for freshers

Meningococcal disease is a life-threatening infection. It is a term used to describe two major illnesses meningitis and septicaemia. These can occur on their own or more commonly both together. Most people will make a good recovery but at worst meningococcal disease causes very severe illness that can rapidly result in death.

 

From 2014 a vaccination programme against MenC for freshers (first time university/further education students who have received notification via UCAS to obtain MenC vaccination) is being introduced. This group is at increased risk of contracting MenC disease if they enter into a further education setting for the first time because the disease can spread quickly in areas where people live closely to each other, e.g. in university halls of residence or shared accommodation.

 

Eligible patients are those:

  1. Attending university/further education for the first time
  2. Aged 17 to 25 inclusive at any time duringthe period between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015
  3. Have not previously had any Men C vaccination since the age of 10
  4. Are vaccinated in the period between 1 April 2014 and 31 October 2014.

 

If you fall into this group and would like to have the injection, then please ask at reception for an appointment with a nurse.

 

Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) (aged 16 and over)

Outbreaks of measles in England have been increasing in recent years. In 2012, there was a total of 1,920 confirmed cases, the highest annual figure since 1994. During 2013, 587 cases were confirmed in England. The key difference in the pattern of infection in 2013 was a concentration of cases in teenagers, which had not been experienced in previous years. It is most likely that the increase in this age group was related to the adverse publicity about the MMR vaccine between 1998 and 2003

which resulted in sub-optimal vaccine coverage.

 

This programme is offers Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine to patients aged 16

and over who are not fully vaccinated.

 

If you fall into this group and would like to have the injection, then please ask at reception for an appointment with a nurse.

 

Seasonal ‘flu’ vaccination

Flu, or influenza, infects the throat and lungs, and is easily spread by coughing and sneezing.  For some vulnerable people, flu has the potential to be a serious, life-threatening disease so it’s important to know who is at risk and what can be done to help prevent them getting flu.

 

Full information about who should have a flu vaccination can be found here:

 

http://flu-protect.co.uk/you-vs-flu/


During 'flu season' we usually run two Saturday morning flu clinic mornings during October at which you can simply turn up and receive the vaccine, if you are eligible. We also run weekday and lunchtime clinics throughout November and December.  Alternatively, you can ask your doctor or nurse next time you have an appointment.

 

Please click here for this year's flu vaccination clinic details


 

Shingles Vaccination

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a painful skin rash caused by the reactivation of the chickenpox virus (varicella-zoster virus) in people who have previously had chickenpox.   It begins with a burning sensation in the skin, followed by a rash of very painful fluid-filled blisters that can then burst and turn into sores before healing. Often an area on just one side of the body is affected, usually the chest but sometimes the head, face and eye. Some people are left with pain lasting for years after the initial rash has healed.

 

The vaccine is currently being offered to any patient aged 70 - 73, 78 or 89, as part of the NHS national immunisation programme. These patient then remain eligible only until they become 80 years of age, as part of this national vaccination programme. If you are between 70 and 80 years of age  and are not eligible this year, then you will become eligible in future vaccination programmes. Click here for more information about this NHS vaccination programme.

 

 

Pneumococcal Vaccination

Pneumococcal infection is caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae a common cause of pneumonia and can also lead to invasive disease including meningitis and septicaemia.

 

The vaccination is offered to:

  • patients aged 65 and over; and
  • patients aged between 2 and 64 years with underlying medical conditions.

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