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Please ask if you would like a chaperone present during your examination or procedure. 


Evening surgeries: Don't forget we are open for routine prebooked appointments on Tuesday evenings between 18.30hrs and 20.30 hrs - contact reception for an appointment. 


Help us to plan and prioritise areas for the practice to develop and improve by joining the Mayflower medical Centre Patient Participation Group (PPG). To join email mayflower.ppg@nhs.net. (Please do not use this email for other reasons because it is not checked daily)


After a very positive response from our PPG meeting and results from our survey, we have decided to continue with our telephone triage appointment system until further notice. We continue to welcome your comments or suggestions regarding this system.


 

Vaccination Schedule

Children's Immunisation Schedule

Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the age at which you should ideally have them.

2 months:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib, a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children) given as a 5-in-1 single jab known as DTaP/IPV/Hib
  • Pneumococcal infection
  • Rotarix - oral vaccine

immunisation3 months:

  • 5-in-1, second dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
  • Meningitis C
  • Rotarix - oral vaccine

4 months:

  • 5-in-1, third dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
  • Pneumococcal infection, second dose

Between 12 :

  • Hib, fourth dose (Hib/MenC given as a single jab)
  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), given as a single jab
  • Pneumococcal infection, third dose

3 years and 4 months, or soon after:

  • MMR second jab
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio (DtaP/IPV), given as a 4-in-1 pre-school booster

Around 12-13 years:

  • Cervical cancer (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer (girls only): three jabs given within six months

Around 13-18 years:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and polio booster (Td/IPV), given as a single jab

 

Human Papilloma Virus

Is a vaccine that protects against Cervical Cancer,  it is currently being offered to girls aged 12 - 18 via a national immunisation programme, these vaccinations are administered by trained nurses visiting Secondary Schools and Colleges. 

We are currently only able to offer the vaccinations to girls who are

  • over the age of 16 but were born before 01/09/1990
  • have left full time education
  • or those who reside in the area and are registered with us, but attend a college outside of Essex

Please ask at reception for details or visit www.nhs.uk


HPA Childrens Vaccination Schedule

Click here for the recommended HPA vaccination schedule


Seasonal Flu Vaccination

Influenza – flu – is a highly infectious and potentially serious illness caused by influenza viruses. Each year the make-up of the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the influenza viruses that the World Healflujabsth Organization decide are most likely to be circulating in the coming winter.

Regular immunisation (vaccination) is given free of charge to the following at-risk people, to protect them from seasonal flu:

  • people aged 65 or over,
  • people with a serious medical condition
  • people living in a residential or nursing home
  • the main carers for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer becomes ill
  • healthcare or social care professionals directly involved in patient care, and
  • those who work in close contact with poultry, such as chickens.

 

Pneumococcal Vaccination

Pneumococcus is a common bacteria that can cause pneumonia in at risk groups. It is administed as either part of the routine HPA Childhood Vaccination Schedule, or to the following at risk populations as a 'one-off' vaccination:

  • people aged 65 or over
  • people with serious heart, lung, kidney or liver disease
  • people with diabetes not controlled by diet alone
  • people who have no spleen
  • people with cochlear implants
  • people with a suppressed immune system, either due to medications or HIV


These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice



 
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