primary immunisations

primary immunisations

Immunisations which should be carried out routinely in the first few months of an infant’s life in the UK.
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It involved healthy children aged between two and six months attending routine immunisation clinics where they receive their primary immunisations of diphtheria (D), tetanus(T), acellular pertussis (aP), polio(IPV), haemophilus influenza (Hib) (DTaP/IPV/ Hib) and either pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) or meningococcal C (Men C) immunisations.
Meanwhile, health experts are urging parents to ensure their children have had their primary immunisations in particular the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine before travelling abroad.
The Committee said there were no medical reasons not to offer the pneumococcal vaccine alongside the other primary immunisations, but recognised that 'some parents may have concerns' and that health professionals 'may need additional information and training'.
Dr Meng Khaw, director of public health speaking for NHS North of Tyne, said: "We are urging parents to ensure their children have had all of their primary immunisations but in particular the MMR jab so they are protected from measles, mumps and rubella when they travel.

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