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NHS 111

NHS 111 is a new telephone service for people in (Kent/Sussex/Surrey) to call if they need medical help fast but are not in a life-threatening situation.

The easy to remember number has been introduced to help people get the right help, at the right time, especially at weekend and out of hours.

NHS 111 is free to call and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Your call to NHS 111 will be handled by a team of fully trained advisers and experienced nurses and doctors  who will assess your condition and direct you to the local service that can help you best, when you need it.

Ther are now only three numbers to call if you need NHS care urgently: 999 for life-threatening emergencies, your GP Surgery and NHS 111.

Thank you.

Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered free of charge to everyone aged 18 and under in the UK and the age at which you should ideally have them.

2 months:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib, a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children) given as a 5-in-1 single jab known as DTaP/IPV/Hib
  • Pneumococcal infection

3 months:                    

  • 5-in-1, second dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
  • Meningitis C

4 months:

  • 5-in-1, third dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
  • Pneumococcal infection, second dose
  • Meningitis C, second dose

Between 12 and 13 months:

  • Meningitis C, third dose
  • Hib, fourth dose (Hib/MenC given as a single jab)
  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), given as a single jab
  • Pneumococcal infection, third dose

3 years and 4 months, or soon after:

  • MMR second jab
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio (DtaP/IPV), given as a 4-in-1 pre-school booster

Around 12-13 years:

  • Cervical cancer (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer (girls only): three jabs given within six months

Around 13-18 years:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and polio booster (Td/IPV), given as a single jab
 
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