Is your child up to date with their Vaccines?

The NHS vaccination programme is a world-leader and designed to protect us throughout our lives, for free.

When you have a baby, keeping them safe and well is a priority. Vaccination is one of the most important things we can do to protect their health, and shortly after they are born, you’ll be given information about their first immunisations, which take place when the baby is 8 weeks old.👶

Whilst it might seem scary, these vaccines are quick and easy, and they help prevent nasty and harmful illnesses.

These first jabs protect against a number of infections that can cause pneumonia, meningitis and sepsis.

The vaccines offered to babies and toddlers protect them from serious illness such as whooping cough and diphtheria that used to cause so much suffering to families, but thanks to immunisation are now rare.

By vaccinating your child you give them protection, but this also helps to build herd immunity and protect others who may not be able to get vaccinated or have weaker immune systems.💉

Speak to your Practice Nurse, GP or clinical team today! 🦠🩺

Published on 19 September 2023