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Immunisations and vaccinations

Vaccinations and when to have them

It's important that vaccines are given on time for the best protection, but if you or your child missed a vaccine, contact your GP to catch up. Find out more about NHS vaccinations and when to have them (NHS, opens in a new window).

Vaccines protect us from a number of serious diseases: for more information on the benefits of vaccination visit Vaccines protect us throughout our lives from birth to old age (Assets Publishing Service website, opens in a new window).

The complete immunisation schedule is available at The routine immunisation schedule (Assets Publishing Service website, opens in a new window).

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective. They give you the best protection against COVID-19. To find out when and how you can get your vaccination visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines.

Easy read

Mencap have all the information you need about the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, including easy read guides earning disability register: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Vaccine (Mencap, opens in a new window).


Flu occurs every year, usually in the winter, which is why it’s sometimes called seasonal flu. It’s a highly infectious disease with symptoms that come on very quickly. 

How you can protect yourself from flu


For travel vaccinations visit your GP surgery, for more information visit NaTHNaC (opens in a new window).