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Private Children’s Vaccination Service in our Centre Direct referral to Paediatric, Allergy and Immunology Specialist

Advice and vaccination for babies and children with allergy, asthma and delayed vaccination schedule due to frequent illnesses

This service is not a replacement of free NHS vaccination service provided by general practitioners.

In our centre we offer highly specialised paediatric and adult allergy and immunology service using combined expertise of paediatric, allergy and immunology consultants specialist in this field to give you and your child the best and the safest care privately without any delay.

This service is designed for:

  • Children and babies who had reactions after vaccination in the past and an expert opinion is required to avoid any reaction in future.
  • Children who are allergic to egg or any other component of the vaccine that is due to be used and an expert advice is needed.
  • Children, who have frequent illnesses and in the result have to have their vaccination schedule altered.
  • Children and adults who have missed a part of vaccination due to some cause or travelled to the UK from a country with different vaccination requirements.
  • Children with frequent illnesses requiring immune assessment and specialist advise
  • Severe atopy (allergy, eczema, asthma) where expert opinion is required.
  • People who want to fund vaccination for their children privately and have it done by  an expert in the field paediatrician with qualification in allergy and immunology

What our experts can do:

  • Make allergy and immunity tests.
  • Make skin allergy test with the vaccine (in case of reaction after previous vaccination) prior to its administration.
  • Supervise administration of the vaccine in a safe environment (in case of prior reactions or other concerns).
  • Test immunity prior and after vaccination to insure good immune response to the vaccine.
  • Assess if a booster vaccination is required.
  • Alter the vaccination schedule when it is required and help to deal with the cause to reinstate the vaccination schedule achieving the best protection.
  • Provide advice on vaccination and travel for children and adults.
  • Our consultant will communicate with General Practitioner to ensure that all vaccination documents are up to date and the best advice for the future actions is given.

We provide a private vaccination service for the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) Vaccination for female patients under the age of 30, who are not covered by the current NHS ‘Cervical cancer vaccination’ programme. The vaccination we use provides protection against the four common strains of HPV, which have been associated with the development of cervical cancer. We offer the full vaccination programme, which consists of three injections over a period of six month, with associated counselling.


Vaccination checklist

Here’s a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the age at which you should ideally have them.

2 months:

  • 5-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/Hib). This single jab contains vaccines to protect against five separate diseases – diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib, a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children).
  • Pneumococcal infection

3 months:

4 months:

Between 12 and 13 months:

3 years and 4 months, or soon after:

Around 12-13 years:

  • HPV vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer (girls only): three jabs given within six months

Around 13-18 years:

65 and over:

Vaccines for risk groups

People who fall into certain risk groups may be offered extra vaccines. These include vaccinations against diseases such as hepatitis Btuberculosis (TB),  flu and chickenpox. See our sections on vaccines for adults to find out whether you should have one.

Travel and other vaccines

There are also optional vaccines that you may be able to have free on the NHS from your local surgery, including travel vaccinations, such as hepatitis Atyphoid and cholera. See our sections on travel vaccines to find out more about whether you should have one.

If you’re not sure whether you or your child have had all your vaccinations, ask your GP or practice nurse.

Last reviewed: 12/04/2012

Next review due: 12/04/2014

 

Further reading & references

  1. About vaccination, NHS Choices
  2. Immunisation against infectious disease – ‘The Green Book’; Dept of Health (various dates)

Egg allergy and vaccination:

The green book has published an updated table on egg/ovalbumin content in vaccines of the 2012/2013 influenza season

List of vaccines that may contain ovalbumin

The Green Book

The Green Book‘s advice on immunisation of egg allergic patients:

Individuals who have egg allergy may be at increased risk of reaction to influenza vaccines. In recent years, inactivated influenza vaccines that are egg-free or have a very low ovalbumin content have become available. There are no data on the use of live attenuated vaccine (Fluenz®) in children with egg allergy. Patients who have either confirmed anaphylaxis to egg or egg allergy with uncontrolled asthma (BTS SIGN step 4 or above) can be immunised with an egg-free influenza vaccine (if available). If no egg-free vaccine is available, patients should be referred to specialists for vaccination in hospital using an inactivated influenza vaccine with an ovalbumin content less than 0.12 μg/ml (equivalent to 0.06 μg for 0.5 ml dose). A split dose schedule may be required at the discretion of the supervising physician. Facilities should be available and staff trained to recognise and treat anaphylaxis (see green book, chapter 8). Vaccines with ovalbumin content more than 0.12 μg/ml (equivalent to 0.06 μg for 0.5 ml dose) or where content is not stated should not be used in egg-allergic individuals. All other egg allergic individuals can be given egg-free vaccine or inactivated influenza vaccine with an ovalbumin content less than 0.12 μg/ml (equivalent to 0.06 μg for 0.5 ml dose) administered as recommended in primary care.

Latest information on vaccines and vaccination procedures for all the vaccine preventable infectious diseases that may occur in the UK.

Read individual current chapters 

See the latest update patches

Read the complete updated Green Book

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