What if my child does not want to be vaccinated in a school setting?
We currently run clinics at Brighouse Health Centre. These are by appointment only.
For further information or to book an appointment please contact the team on 01484 368500.
What if I am not in school on the day the vaccines are being given?
How will I be given the vaccinations?
What if I am ill on the day the vaccinations are being given?
If you have a minor illness without a fever, such as a cold, you should have the immunisations. If you are ill with a fever, speak to the immunisation nurse to determine if the vaccination should be delayed until you have recovered.
If you have:
- had a bleeding disorder, or
- had convulsions (fits) not associated with fever
speak to your doctor or the immunisation nurse before having the immunisation.
Are there any side effects?
If I was immunised against tetanus, diphtheria, polio and meningitis as a child, am I still protected?
Why do we need immunisation?
How do vaccines work?
Are there any other immunisations I need to have?
Do these vaccines contain thiomersal?
Are there any reasons why I should not be immunised?
There are very few people who cannot have these vaccines.
You should not have vaccines if you have had:
- A confirmed anaphylactic reaction to a previous vaccine, or
- A confirmed anaphylactic reaction to neomycin, streptomycin or polymyxin B (antibiotics that may be added to vaccines in very tiny amounts).
There are no other medical reasons why these vaccines should not be given. If you are worried, talk to the nurse or doctor.
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