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Childhood Immunisations

Vaccination saves lives. Vaccination is the most important thing we can do to protect ourselves and our children against ill health.

It is important that all children and babies are fully immunised to protect them from potentially serious diseases. Once common illnesses, such as diphtheria and tetanus, are now rare in the UK because of immunisation. But while polio has been eliminated in Europe, the threat of other diseases, such as measles and meningitis, has not gone away in the UK today.

Parents with worries or queries about any aspect of their child's immunisations should discuss them with their doctor, health visitor, practice nurse or school nurse. To help make an informed choice, read our ‘Childhood Immunisation Leaflet’ available in a variety of languages:

We also have our 'Frequently Asked Questions':