Childhood Immunisations

Click here for the NHS Choices 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.

At Whitehill Surgery we run child immunisation clinics every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. Unfortunately we are unable to provide immunisations at our Fairford Leys branch. If you believe you child may be outstanding any immunisations then feel free to contact us via reception.

Seasonal Influenza Vaccination

Influenza (flu) is a highly infectious and potentially serious illness caused by influenza viruses. Each year the make-up of the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the influenza viruses that the World Health Organization decide are most likely to be circulating in the coming winter.

Annual immunisations are given free of charge to the following at-risk people, to protect them from seasonal flu:

  • people aged 65 or over
  • people over 6 months in the following clinical risk groups:
    - Chronic respiratory disease including asthmatics who are on continuous or repeated use of inhaled or systemic steroids or with previous exacerbations requiring hospital admission
    - Chronic heart disease
    - Chronic renal disease
    - Chronic liver disease
    - Chronic neurological disease
    - Women in any stage of pregnancy
    - Diabetes
    - Immunosuppression
  • people living in a residential or nursing home
  • people who care for an elderly or disabled person 

Each year we hold designated 'flu' clinics for those eligible for the vaccine. You are also able to book in for a flu vaccination during a routine appointment with a member of the nursing team.



Pneumococcal and Shingles Vaccinations

A one-off pneumonia vaccination is available at any time to those aged over 65 years old and those in at risk groups.

A one-off shingles vaccination is available at any time to those aged 70 years old.  Click here to see if you are eligible.

These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice