Vaccinations

Immunisation is the safest way to protect you and your children from serious diseases.

The following childhood and adult vaccination and immunisation programmes can protect you against infectious disease and cervical cancer.

Vaccinations for children

Children should complete the routine childhood immunisations provided by your GP.

Families should also consider travel vaccinations for certain countries.

Vaccinations for adults

If you're over 65, or under 65 with a long term condition such as diabetes or asthma, or if you're pregnant, you should consider:

  • having a flu vaccination every year (or while pregnant)
  • having a one off pneumococcal vaccination

If you're not sure whether you or your child have had all your routine vaccinations, ask your GP or practice nurse to find out for you.

Related information

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