Post Natal Checks

Mum and Baby

We offer routine mum and baby checks 8 weeks after the birth. One of our Administrators will contact you to book an appointment with a Doctor and Nurse on the same day for your child’s 1st set of immunisations.

If you haven’t heard by the time when baby is 5 weeks old, please contact the reception on 020 8445 7587.

Child Immunisation 

Here is the updated list of vaccinations that are routinely offered to children in the UK for free on the NHS. This schedule shows the new changes that are being implemented from June 2013.   

If a vaccine is given when a baby still has antibodies to the disease, the antibodies can stop the vaccine working. This is why routine childhood immunisations do not start until a baby is two months old, after the antibodies a baby gets from its mother have stopped working. This is also why it is important for parents to stick to the immunisation schedule, as a delay can leave a baby unprotected. A delay can increase the chance of adverse reactions to some vaccines, such as pertussis (whooping cough).

Here’s a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the ages at which they should ideally be given     

Vaccination Checklist 

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 

3 Months: 

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

4 Months: 

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

Between 12 and 13 Months: 

  • Meningitis C, third dose 
  • 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 

June 2013:   Men C – Booster dose previously given at 4m now given at 13-18y            

Rotavirus – Minimum age 6w, Maximum age for 1st dose 14w6d. Not to be started in infants 15w. Not for infants over 24w.

Further Reading 

There are some excellent websites that will answer all your questions and queries about immunisation and vaccination. 

The most comprehensive, up-to-date and accurate source of information on vaccines, disease and immunisation in the UK. If you are worried about giving the MMR vaccine, you should access the MMR site. 

This website has been put together to answer any questions you might have about MMR. You can look for information and resources in the MMR library, ask an expert panel a question, and read up on the latest news stories relating to MMR.