Children's Health

Childhood Vaccinations:

At Ayrfield Medical Centre we offer a comprehensive childhood
vaccination service free to all, from the age of two months.

Vaccinations are carried out by the Nurse. Appointments can be
made by calling 056 7721320 or using our online booking request form(Click here).


Runny noses are not a reason to delay a vaccination but if a child has a
temperature you will need to reschedule the vaccination .Your doctor will
talk to you about the vacciantions at the baby s six week check up .Your
doctor will explain the vaccinations in detail to you at that time and
answer any questions or queries you may have.

These vaccinations are very important for your baby as they can prevent
some very serious childhood illnesses.

The recommended childhood immunisations list below are FREE of charge.

Age

Vaccine

At Birth

BCG- Given in hospital or at BCG Centres within one month of life. 

2 Months

6 in 1 (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping cough (Pertussis), Polio, Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae Type B) and Hepatitis B is provided in one single injection) plus vaccine against Pneumococcal Disease in a separate injection.

4 Months

6 in 1 Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping cough (Pertussis), Polio, Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae Type B) and Hepatitis B is provided in one single injection) plus vaccine against Pneumococcal Disease in a separate injection. plus vaccine against Meningococcal C in a separate injection.

6 Months

6 in 1 Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping cough (Pertussis), Polio, Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae Type B) and Hepatitis B is provided in one single injection) plus vaccine against Pneumococcal Disease in a separate injection. plus vaccines against Meningococcal C and Pneumococcal Disease (3 injections).

12 Months

MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine, plus vaccine against Pneumococcal Disease.

13 Months

Vaccine against Meningococcal C and Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae Type B).

 

Free six week check up and examination .

All mothers and infants who have signed the mother and child scheme during pregnacy are entitled to a free examination at six week post delivery.
This is a very important examination for the child as they are checked for heart murmurs.Their eyes ,skull,hips,pulses,weight and feeding are
examined.Their development such as smiling ,eye contact and head holding is
assessed.

Childhood Asthma.

Childhood Asthma is assessed and examined. Review by doctor of symptoms and effect on sport and lifestyle.Review by Asthma nurse of inhaler suitability
and technique of using same-also of peak flow ,weight and height.

All Childhood Illnesses.

Doctors are available to deal with all childhood illnesses. Increasingly we
are seeing problems with children of being overweight.This can be a hard
problem for parents to deal with on their own .We would encourage parents
who are worrying about their children being overweight to contact us.We can
go though different options with them and if necessary refer them on to our
primary care dietician for management.

Teenagers:

Teenagers also need attention.This can be a difficult time.
Problems such as:

1.Painful  irregular or delayed periods
2.Emotional problems such as anxiety .depression or bullying,family
problems or bereavement.
3.Acne
4.Contraceptive advise.
5.Advice about sexually transmitted infection.
6.Alcohol or drug addiction.

If you have any queries about any of the above please contact your GP or Practice Nurse at Ayrfield Medical Practice on 0567721320 or you can use our Online Appointment Request Form (click here).

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