If children aren’t vaccinated, this means they are at greater risk of getting ill and dying from infectious diseases. Protect your children by ensuring they are vaccinated.
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, children should have their jabs at the right age to protect them as early as possible and minimise the risk of infection.
Find out which jabs your child needs, when they need them, and what the benefits of each jab are.
What diseases do vaccines protect against?
- Hepatitis b
- Hib (Haemophilus influenza type b)
- Whooping cough(pertussis)
Is it safe for children to have several vaccines at once?
Yes. Children come into contact with many bacteria and viruses every day. Their immune systems are very able to respond to multiple vaccines at once. If you spread these vaccines out rather than giving them together, your child is left unprotected for longer.
- Why vaccines are safe and effective Why vaccination is safe and important – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
- Oxford vaccine project Vaccine Knowledge | (ox.ac.uk ) (translations available)
- Polio, flu and MMR resources – publications website Search Publications – Health Publications
- Immunisation information for migrants (translations available) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immunisation-information-for-migrants
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