Immunisations and Vaccinations
Immunisations and vaccinations
Find out more about the benefits of vaccination, how vaccines are developed and tested, and why the health advantages of vaccination far outweigh any risks.
NHS vaccination schedule
A list of every NHS vaccination that you and your family are eligible to receive and at what age they should ideally be given.
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The benefits and risks
Weighing up the benefits of vaccination against the risks.
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How vaccines are tested and monitored.
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The power of vaccines
How vaccination has saved more lives and prevented more serious diseases than any other medical advance in recent history.
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How vaccines work in your body to protect you from illness.
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Reporting side effects
What to do if you or your child has a side effect from a jab.
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Vaccination around the world
What’s happening to fight vaccine-preventable diseases in developing countries.
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The history of vaccination
Discover the milestones in vaccination, from ancient Greece to the 21st century.
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This information is provided from NHS Choices - http://www.nhs.uk/Planners/vaccinations/Pages/aboutvaccinationhub.aspx
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2011 10:04
These are the routine vaccinations that are offered free of charge on the NHS to all babies and children in the UK.
A change to the childhood vaccination schedule means that from November 2010 rather than one visit at 12 months of age to give Hib/MenC and a second visit at 13 months of age to give PCV and MMR, the boosters of Hib/MenC and PCV are now offered with MMR in a single visit between 12 and 13 months of age (that is, within a month after the child's first birthday).Read more: Childhood vaccinations
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2011 09:34There’s no point spending hours choosing your swimwear, beach bag and flip-flops if you barely think about the bugs and other health risks that could ruin your holiday.
Almost one in four UK holidaymakers don't get any vaccinations despite travelling to areas that have life-threatening infectious disease.
Find out which travel jabs you need for your destination.
It’s not worth skipping travel vaccinations. Infectious diseases can make you very sick, spoil your holiday and even kill or cripple you.
Vaccinations protect you against many travel-related infections, such as yellow fever, typhoid and hepatitis A.Read more: Travel vaccinations