Court Thorn Surgery

Low Hesket, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4 0HP
Tel: 016974 73548 | Fax: 016974 73781
Dispensary: 016974 73553

Childhood Immunisations & Vaccination Clinic

With one of our Practice Nurses – Tuesdays 10.00am to 11.00am. You will receive appointments through Child Health in Carlisle.

However, if you are concerned that your child’s immunisation is overdue, please do not hesitate to contact the surgery.

We strongly advise that all children are immunised against diseases such as diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, measles, pneumonia and meningitis. However, if you have any concerns with a particular vaccine, please contact the doctor or health visitor who will happily to discuss this with you.

Two months old Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib)
Pneumococcal disease
Rotavirus
Three months old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib
Meningococcal group C disease (MenC)
Rotavirus
Four months old Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib
Pneumococcal disease
Between 12 and 13 months old – within a month of the first birthday Hib/MenC
Pneumococcal disease
Measles, mumps and rubella
Two, three and four years old Influenza
Three years four months old or soon after Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio
Measles, mumps and rubella
Girls aged 12 to 13 years old Cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus types 16 and 18 (and genital warts caused by types 6 and 11
Around 14 years old Tetanus, diptheria and polio
MenC
From 28 weeks of pregnancy Pertussis
65 years old Pneumococcal disease
65 years of age and older Influenza
70 years old Shingles

Injections

Our Practice Nurses administer all travel vaccines (please see separate travel health page), with the exception of yellow fever. For those patients requiring yellow fever, please contact Central Clinic in Carlisle T: 01228 603200.

Certain charges apply for anti-malarial tablets

It is also important for those patients not travelling abroad, to keep up to date with tetanus and polio vaccinations.

Tetanus Injections

Tetanus is a very serious condition and can be life-threatening. However, it can be prevented by vaccination. If you have not previously been vaccinated against tetanus you will require a course of three injections. However, if you have previously been vaccinated, you may only require a booster. Please contact our Practice Nurses if you are unsure of your immunisation status.

Flu Injections

Each year, normally in September and October, flu injections are given to patients over 65 years of age, and those patients who are at risk, such as diabetics, asthmatics, and those with chest and heart conditions.

Pneumococcal Vaccine

For those 65 years or over 70 Years.

Shingles Vaccine

Vaccines for Special Groups
There are some vaccines that aren’t routinely available to everyone on the NHS but which are available for people who fall into certain risk groups, such as pregnant woment, people with long term health conditions and healthcare workers.

These extra vaccines includehepatitis B, TB and Chickenpox Vaccine.