Dr Obonna's Surgery

Southwick Health Centre, The Green, Sunderland, SR5 2LT

Child Immunisation

We offer childrens immunisations. Immunisations have caused dramatic improvements in health. Because of immunisation, diseases such as diptheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) measles, and polio which used to be major causes of ill health are now rare in many countries, including UK. The practice nurse does the immunisations clinic every Wednesday. You will receive invitation by letter to bring children for immunisation.

Important Changes to Immunisations Schedule: From September 2015 Meningitis B vaccine will be added to immunisation schedule. Injection will be given at 2, 4 and 12 months of age.
Another vaccine covering strains A,C,W and Y will be offered to 17 and 18 years olds from August 2015.
Further Information: meningitis.org/menb-vaccine
Men B & ACWY factsheet


When to have vaccinations
  • 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.
  • If you’re not sure whether you or your child have had all your routine vaccinations, ask your GP or practice nurse to find out for you. It may be possible to catch up later in life.
  • Try to have your vaccinations delivered on time to ensure protection. If you’re going to be away from the GP surgery when a vaccination is due, talk to your doctor. It may be possible to arrange to have the vaccination at a different location.
    8 weeks
  • 6-in-1 vaccine– this single jab contains vaccines to protect against five separate diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (known as Hib a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children)
  • 12 weeks
  • 6-in-1 vaccine, second dose
  • Rotavirus vaccine, second dose
    16 weeks
  • 6-in-1 vaccine, third dose
  • Men B vaccine second dose
    One year
  • Hib/Men C vaccine, given as a single jab containing vaccines against meningitis C (first dose) and Hib (fourth dose)
  • Men B vaccine, third dose
    2-6 years (including children in school years 1 and 2)
  • 3 years and 4 months
  • 4-in-1 pre-school booster, given as a single jab containing vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis) and polio
    12-13 years (girls only)
  • HPV vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer two injections given 6-12 months apart
    14 years
  • 3-in-1 teenage booster, given as a single jab and contains vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus and polio
  • Men ACWY vaccine, given as a single jab and contains vaccines against meningitis A, C, W and Y