Immunisation

At Bethlehem Medical Centre we support the Ministry of Health in its recommendation that all children be immunised against various childhood illnesses at 6 weeks, 3 months, 5 months, 15 months and 4 years of age.

Our experienced nurses are trained to help make this process as pain-free as possible for both the child and their parents/caregivers!  Please phone the practice for further information or to make an immunisation appointment.

Below is the current immunization schedule for your reference.

National Immunisation Schedule

Age and diseases covered and vaccines

6 weeks

Rotavirus (start first dose before 15 weeks)
1 oral vaccine (RotaTeq®)

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Polio/Hepatitis B/Haemophilus influenzae type b
1 injection (INFANRIX® -hexa)

Pneumococcal
1 injection (SYNFLORIX®)

3 months

Rotavirus
1 oral vaccine (RotaTeq®)

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Polio/Hepatitis B/Haemophilus influenzae type b
1 injection (INFANRIX® -hexa)

Pneumococcal
1 injection (SYNFLORIX®)

5 months

Rotavirus
1 oral vaccine (RotaTeq®)

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Polio/Hepatitis B/Haemophilus influenzae type b
1 injection (INFANRIX® -hexa)

Pneumococcal
1 injection (SYNFLORIX®)

15 months

Haemophilus influenzae type b
1 injection (Act-HIB)

Measles/Mumps/Rubella
1 injection (M-M-R® ll)

Pneumococcal
1 injection (SYNFLORIX®)

Varicella (chicken pox) 1 injection

4 years

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Polio
1 injection (INFANRIX™-IPV)

Measles/Mumps/Rubella
1 injection (M-M-R® ll)

11 years

Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis
1 injection (BOOSTRIX™)

12 years

Human papillomavirus age 9 -15
2 doses given over12 months (GARDASIL®)

Human papillomavirus age 15 - 26 3 doses over 6 months

45 years

Diphtheria/Tetanus
1 injection (ADT™ Booster)

65 years

 Diphtheria/Tetanus
1 injection (ADT™ Booster)

Influenza 1 Injection (annually)