Immunisations during the COVID-19 pandemic
Health Chiefs across the Black Country and West Birmingham are urging parents to take their children for their routine childhood immunisations at their GP surgery when they are invited to. Pregnant women should also take up the offer to have the pertussis (Whooping Cough) vaccine.
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The two updated Parent Tips:
- one providing some basic information on the childhood immunisation programme, explaining how vaccines work, how they are regulated and why it is important to ensure your baby receives all the recommended immunisations
- the second, provides answers to “Frequently Asked Questions” and has been written by leading national experts. It covers getting your baby immunised and what to expect, including information on things such as soothing your baby
during and after vaccinations, and what to do if they are poorly on the day of their appointment.
Just to reassure you that despite the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is still recommended that your child receives their vaccines as this protects them against other serious diseases that can still cause them harm.
Parent Tips - Childhood Immunisations 1: An introduction to childhood immunisations
Parent Tips - Childhood Immunisations 2: Frequently Asked Questions
- General medical services
- Child health surveillance
- Vaccinations and immunisations
- Ante-natal and Post-natal care
- Cervical screening
- Chronic disease management
- Contraceptive services
- Travel immunisations
- Minor surgery - by arrangement with our colleagues in the Walsall CCG
- Health Promotion
- Healthchecks for patient 40 - 74yrs
- Weight control advice
- Influenza and pneumonia vaccinations
- We also have a trained member of staff who is proficient in sign language should you need assistance - by appointment only
- All new university entrants up to 25 years old are eligible for the MenACWY vaccine - see the poster below.
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