Vaccines save lives and prevent around three million deaths worldwide every year. The World Health Organization states that after clean water, vaccination has the greatest impact on health globally.

In the UK, we are incredibly fortunate to be able to offer our children the best protection against serious and life-threatening infections through our routine childhood immunisations which is designed to offer us the best protection throughout our lives.

What are vaccines

Vaccines are the most effective way to prevent infectious diseases and is the most important thing we can do to protect ourselves and our children against ill health.

The UK Immunisation Schedule

People in the UK are offered vaccinations against several different diseases throughout their lifetime and it's important that vaccines are given on time for the best protection.

Different types vaccines

Flu vaccine

The free flu vaccine helps to protect children against flu.

Human papillomavirus (HPV vaccine)

HPV is a virus that lives on the skin in and around the whole genital area.

MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine

The MMR vaccine is safe and effective. It’s a combined vaccine which protects against three serious illnesses.

Men ACWY Vaccination

The Meningitis ACWY vaccination helps protect young people against meningitis and septicaemia caused by four groups of meningococcal bacteria: A, C, W and Y.

3-in-1 teenage booster (Td/IPV)

The 3-in-1 teenage booster (Td/IPV) is given to children at 14 years of age (school Year 9) and is the booster dose of the vaccine which provides young people with long-lasting protection into adulthood against diphtheria, tetanus and polio.