Ground Floor, Alfred Health Centre
186 Homerton High Street, E9 6AG

Tel: 020 8986 3106   Fax: 020 8985 1909
Out of Hours: (CHUHSE) 0208 185 0545

Child Health

Childhood Immunisation

Children are immunised by the practice nurse. During the initial registration, parents are asked to bring the red books so that we can photocopy the pages and enter the data on the system. In case the red book is not available, parents may bring immunisation data from their country if available. The practice cannot translate vaccinations given in other languages, so it would be greatly appreciated if you could get it translated from other sources to facilitate your child’s registration with the practice.

At the Lea Surgery we do not have set immunisations clinics. The only regular clinics are the new baby clinics which happen weekly. This is jointly run by the Health Visitor, Practice Nurse and the GP. For other immunisations children and parents can book at their convenience with the Practice Nurses. The practice does not routinely send out letters informing parents when their child is due for immunisations. The date of the next immunisation is normally written down by the Practice Nurse in the red book during the previous immunisation. Parents are advised to bring the Red Book with them at all immunisation appointments. Kindly note that all details of immunisations that their children need is in the red book. Please take the time to read it.

External Information

For a comprehensive NHS immunisation schedule visit NHS Choices website.

At present the immunisation schedule for children is:

Childhood Immunisation Timetable

We strongly recommend that all children are immunised according to the nationally recommended standard schedule.

The current child immunisation schedule is:

Two months old

1st diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, inactive polio, HIB and 1st pneumococcal

Three months old

2nd diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, inactive polio,
HIB and 1st meningitis C

Four months old

3rd diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, inactive polio,
HIB and 2nd meningitis C and 2nd pneumococcal

12 months

Booster HIB and booster meningitis C (1 injection) and
1st MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) with  booster pneumococcal

3.5 - 4.5 years 

Pre-school injection (diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, polio) and MMR booster

15 years

Tetanus, polio and diphtheria

The practice also offers immunisations of the HPV vaccine for 11-18 year old girls who might have missed the vaccine at school. Please book with the nurse if needed.

Adults who have had five tetanus injections during their life do not need boosters.