Vaccinations & Injections

 

Vaccinations​

  • Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR)

These highly infectious conditions can easily spread between unvaccinated people. Getting vaccinated is important, as these conditions can also lead to complications including meningitis, hearing loss and problems during pregnancy.

 

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  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

HPV is the name of a very common group of viruses. They do not cause any problems in most people, but some types can cause genital warts or cancer. HPV affects the skin. There are more than 100 different types.

 

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  • Shingles

Shingles is an infection that causes a painful rash. Get advice from as soon as possible if you think you have it.

 

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  • Seasonal influenza for children and adults (Flu vaccine)

Flu is an unpredictable virus that can be unpleasant, but if you're otherwise healthy it'll usually clear up on its own within a week. It can cause severe illness and even death among vulnerable groups, including older people, pregnant women and people with an underlying health condition.

 

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  • Pneumococcal

A pneumococcal infection can affect anyone. But some people are at higher risk of serious illness, so it's recommended they're given the pneumococcal vaccination on the NHS.

 

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  • Pertussis for pregnant women

Getting vaccinated while you're pregnant is highly effective in protecting your baby from developing whooping cough in the first few weeks of their life. Pertussis (also called Whooping cough) is a bacterial infection of the lungs and breathing tubes. It spreads very easily.

 

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  • Meningococcal

Meningococcal disease can cause both meningitis and septicaemia (blood poisoning). Septicaemia and meningitis can trigger sepsis, which is a life-threatening response to infection. Meningococcal disease is rare but very serious. It requires urgent hospital treatment.

 

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You can find the full list of vaccinations given based on NHS guidelines  

Not all vaccinations are covered in Primary care so please do ask.

Injections

The practice offers many injections that patients require to maintain optimum health such as:

  • Cancer treatment

  • Osteoporosis treatment

  • Prolea (Denosumab)

  • B12 Hydroxocobalamin 

Many other injectable drugs often prescribed in acute care to be administered within the primary care environment, so please do ask for more details.

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