Adolescent and Adult Vaccinations
Certain vaccinations are more suitable for older children and adults.
Please find a brief description below of the vaccinations we offer for this age group. If there is something you specifically need which is not included on the list please call the team on 01904 631815.
MEN ACWY -Menveo: The vaccination protects against meningitis and septicaemia caused by four meningococcal strains – Men W, A, C and Y. It is suitable for children over the age of two, teenagers and adolescents. Following steep increases of the Meningitis W since 2009, Public Health England recommends that all university students receive the vaccination. This vaccination is given as a single dose, the fee for this is £95.00
Flu Vaccination – Fluarix Tetra: Flu is a disease that can spread rapidly and is caused by different types of strains that can change every year. Therefore, your child might need to be vaccinated every year. The greatest risk of catching flu is during the cold months between October and March. This vaccination will protect you again four strains of the flu virus from around 2 – 3 weeks after your vaccination. This vaccination is given as a single dose, the fee for this is £60.00
Shingles – Zostavax: This vaccine is used to prevent shingles and is recommended for individuals over the age of 50. This vaccination is given as a single dose, the fee for this is £175.00
Pneumonia – Pneumococcal Polysaccharide: This can cause infections of the lungs (especially pneumonia) and of the coverings over the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) and in the blood (bacteraemia or septicaemia). You will receive one dose of the vaccine. A second dose of the vaccine is not usually given until at least three years after the first dose. Healthy people do not usually need to have a second dose. However, for persons at increased risk of serious pneumococcal infection (such as those who have no spleen or a spleen that does not work properly), further doses of the vaccine may be recommended, usually between 3 and 5 years after the first dose. Each dose is £110.00
HPV – Gardasil 9 – Gardasil 9 is a vaccine suitable for children and adults from 9 years of age. It is given to protect against diseases caused buy the Human Papillomavirus.These diseases include pre-cancerous lesions and cancers of the female genitals (cervix, vulva, and vagina), pre-cancerous lesions and cancers of the anus and genital warts in males and females. This vaccination schedule recommends three doses of the vaccination. Usually given 1, 2 then 6 months after the first dose. This schedule can vary depending on your age however the team will discuss this with you upon booking. The fee for this vaccination is £179.00 per dose
Chickenpox – Varilvix – Varilrix is a chickenpox or ‘varicella’ vaccine. It is used to boost the body’s immune system to stop infection from chickenpox. This vaccine can be given to both adults and children older than 9 months. Two doses of the vaccine are recommended, each dose is £90.00
Please be aware that if you have any allergies it is important to let us know at the time of booking so we can ensure the vaccination is suitable.
Other vaccinations and alternatives to those shown above may be available, please speak to our team for more information.
If you would like to learn more about the vaccinations we have to offer, the Patient Information Leaflets are available online to download from the following website: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/