Vaccinations and Immunisations

26th August 2022, 9:00am | By David |

There are a number of childhood milestones that you wouldn’t want to miss – their first words, first steps or first day at school.

Other milestones include their childhood immunisations. You can check your child’s personal health record (their Red Book) to establish if they are up to date. Before they start school for the first time, they should have had 2 doses of MMR and the 4 in 1 Pre School vaccination.

It’s important that vaccines are given on time for the best protection, but if you or your child missed a vaccine don’t worry you can contact your GP to arrange to catch up.

This NHS webpage: NHS vaccinations and when to have them – NHS (www.nhs.uk) provides information about all the vaccines available at every age.

When children first start school, move school or go on to higher education, they are introduced to wider peer groups which can result in transmission of viruses and other illnesses. So as the new academic year is about to start, whatever the age of your child, take the opportunity to check that vaccinations are up to date, and contact your GP practice if you need to arrange a catch up vaccination.

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