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Immunisations and Vaccinations

One of the most important things that a parent can do for their child is to make sure that they have all their routine childhood vaccinations. It's the most effective way of keeping them protected against infectious diseases.

Ideally, kids should have their jabs at the right age to protect them as early as possible and minimise the risk of infection.

Find out on the website which jabs your child needs and when they need them using the NHS vaccination timetable

You can also use the interactive tool to print out a vaccination wall planner to remind you when all your child's jabs are due.

The childhood vaccines

All about the childhood vaccines that your child should have.

When to get your child vaccinated

Why childhood vaccinations are given at different ages.

Why it’s a good idea to get your child vaccinated

How vaccination will help your child, as well as their young friends, family and classmates.

Top 10 parents' questions about baby vaccinations

The most common questions parents ask about baby vaccinations....and the answers.

Vaccination appointments

How to prepare for a visit to the vaccination clinic, what to take with you, and what to do if you miss an appointment.

Myths and truths about vaccinations

The facts (and fiction) about when you should postpone or avoid children’s vaccinations.

Key vaccination tips for parents

Advice for parents on how to prepare for a jab, including what your child should (and shouldn’t) wear, how to calm a child, and which pain relief is best.

Who to contact

NHS website

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