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Immunisation Service

Important information - Facemasks

To keep patients and healthcare workers safe and to minimise the risk of spreading Covid, guidance from the Government and NHS England states that all patients must wear face coverings at all times when attending appointments.

Face coverings are different to face masks in that they can be homemade, made of cloth, and be reusable. Please ensure you are wearing a face mask or face covering when you attend your appointment.

If you are not going to wear a face covering and have an exemption certificate please bring that with you and let us know in advance so that necessary arrangements can be made. If you arrive and are not wearing a face covering and do not have an exemption certificate with you, your appointment will be rearranged.

Please note, you still need to wear a face covering if you’ve had your Covid vaccination.

We deliver the national childhood immunisation schedule to children between the ages of 2 months and leaving school. This service is provided across north Kirklees, in south Kirklees we provide the school immunisation programme.

Our nurses hold clinics in GP surgeries, health centres and schools. If you're not sure whether you or your child have had all your routine vaccinations speak to your GP or practice nurse. It may be possible to 'catch up' later in life.

Immunisation is the safest and most effective way of protecting your child against serious diseases. By having your child immunised at the recommended times, you are protecting them through early childhood and also prevent the diseases spreading.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says:

“The 2 public health interventions that have had the greatest impact on the world’s health are clean water and vaccines.”

If you are unable to attend your appointment for any reason, or you have changed your mind about wanting to have your child vaccinated it is really important that you inform the service to avoid missed appointments. 

When you have an appointment, we reserve a set amount of time for you and your baby. If you arrive late this will impact on the time the nurse will have available for you which may be insufficient.

We therefore ask that you attend your appointment promptly. Arriving at least a couple of minutes beforehand is always a good plan.

If you arrive late, you may not be seen as your appointment slot may have passed and the nurse will have moved on to the next appointment
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What Our Patients Say

“Lady who completed the immunisation was lovely. Made my daughter feel safe and confident in the process. Informed me of everything I needed to know”.


“The nurse was brilliant, really caring and entertaining for the child. Made the whole experience enjoyable even though I was anxious”.  


“The team I saw for all 3 of my sons jabs were amazing and I couldn't fault any of them”.

Contact

Child Health - 030 3003 4381

Dewsbury Health Centre

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