Immunisation and vaccination for children and adolescents
The ethos of childhood and adolescent immunisation programmes worldwide is to prevent illness from infectious diseases and to ensure the health of children.
Many of these immunisations are administered in general practice and/or at schools as part of the UK national immunisation programme. Our clinic does not provide all childhood vaccinations as we strongly believe that these should be completed by a GP as part of the UK national immunisation programme and to ensure that they are recorded as such on the NHS system.
As specialists in immunisations, we will see and advise expatriates on their immunisation requirements.
Below is a list of some non-travel related vaccines for children and adolescents:
- Hepatitis B
- Varicella (chickenpox)
- Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine
- Meningococcal meningitis ACWY
- Meningococcal meningitis B
- BCG (tuberculosis)
We are now administering a 4 strain (quadrivalent) influenza vaccine this year at the Royal Free Travel Health and Immunisation Clinic.
In previous years, only a trivalent influenza vaccine was available which protects against 3 strains of influenza, two A subtypes and one B subtype. Now a quadrivalent vaccine is available which protects against two types of A and two types of B influenza viruses.
This vaccine is likely to provide more protection against influenza and is only licensed for administration in children aged 3 years and over and adults.
For further advice on immunisations and vaccinations for children & adolescents, please contact our Clinic to make an appointment on 020 7317 7751