Child Health

Child health surveillance

The practice provides a full child health surveillance service working alongside our local health visitors (both at Tweedmouth Clnic and Well Close Square Surgery) and school nurses.  Child health checks will be carried out as follows

6 – 8 weeks Health check by health visitor and doctor
7 – 9 months Health check by health visitor
2 years Health check by health visitor
4 year Pre-school health check by health visitor and doctor

 


Childhood Immunisations

All childhood immunisations are performed at Tweedmouth Clinic, Tuesday 9.00 – 11.00 except for TB which must be arranged by appointment.

Age Immunisation How
2, 3, 4 months Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), Hib, polio and meningitis C One injection
13–15 months MMR One injection
4 years Diphtheria, tetatanus, whooping cough and MMR booster One injection
10–13 years Heaf and BCG One Injection
14–15 years Diphtheria, tetanus and polio One injection

BCG vaccination may also be given to new babies if they are deemed to be in an at risk group. This should be discussed with your midwife or health visitor.