Baby Immunisations 

 

  • Pneumococcal Vaccine (PCV)

Pneumococcal disease is caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus). Infections are either non-invasive or invasive. Non-invasive diseases include middle ear infections (otitis media), sinusitis and bronchitis. Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) includes septicaemia, pneumonia and meningitis. There are more than 90 different pneumococcal types (serotypes) that can cause disease in humans.

 

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  • Haemophilus influenza typeB

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) is a bacterial infection that can cause a number of serious illnesses, particularly in young children.

 

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  • MeningitisC (Hib/MenC)

Hib and meningitis C infections are serious and potentially fatal. They can both cause meningitis and blood poisoning (septicaemia).

 

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  • Rotavirus

Rotavirus is a highly infectious stomach bug that typically affects babies and young children, causing diarrhoea and vomiting, tummy ache and fever.

 

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  • Meningococcal B (MenB)

The MenB vaccine will protect your baby against infection by meningococcal group B bacteria, which are responsible for more than 90% of meningococcal infections in young children. Meningococcal infections can be very serious, causing meningitis and sepsis (blood poisoning), which can lead to severe brain damage, amputations and, in some cases, death.

 

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  • Hepatitis B ‘at risk’ (new-born Babies of HepB positive mothers)

Newborn babies Babies whose mother has HepB have an increased risk of contracting HepB at birth. They receive 2 doses of monovalent HepB vaccine within the first month of life and a 3rd monovalent dose at 12 months of age. Generally, the hospital or midwife will provide 1st vaccination and inform the babies/mothers practice (or intended practice) of the child’s health/ conditions and immunisations. Women with HepB are not recommended for home birth.

 

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