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Immunisation Programmes

 Immunisation is an important method of disease prevention. By receiving a vaccination a person can be 'immunised' against a disease, to reduce their likelihood of developing illnesses. Immunisation can also reduce the spread of the disease in the population.

Vaccinations Programme For Children

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 is the most effective way of keeping them protected against infectious diseases. Ideally, kids should have their jabs at the right age to protect them as early as possible and minimise the risk of infection.

NHS Direct - Call: 0845 46 47

The NHS website provides the following information:

Vaccinations Available for Adults

There are no vaccinations that are routinely offered on the NHS to all adults. However, there are several vaccinations that are available on the NHS to adults in certain 'at risk' groups. These are: Seasonal flu vaccines, pneumococcal vaccine (PPV), varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, hepatitis B vaccine and BCG.

NHS Direct - Call: 0845 46 47

Information available on the NHS website includes:

You can also visit your local GP.

Vaccination Programme for Teens

The teenage years are a key time for some important vaccinations. The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, also known as cervical cancer vaccination is offered routinely to all 12 to 13 year old girls to protect them from cervical cancer in later life. Students, too, may need certain vaccinations as infectious can spread among students very quickly.

NHS Direct - Call: 0845 46 47

Information available on the NHS website includes:

You can also visit your local GP.

Vaccination Available for Travel

Not all travel vaccinations are available free on the NHS, even if they are recommended for travel to a certain area. As a general rule the following travel jabs are usually free: tetanus, diphtheria and polio booster, typhoid, hepatitis A and some combined vaccines such as combined hepatitis A and B and cholera.

NHS Direct - Call: 0845 46 47

Visit Fit For travel for travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK.

You can also visit your local GP.

Seasonable Vaccinations

If you are at risk of serious illness or complications from flu, you should have the seasonal flu vaccinations each year. The seasonal flu vaccination if offered free of charge to people in 'at risk' groups.

Get your annual flu jab, find out if you need the flu jab and how to get it by visiting the NHS website - Flu vaccine.

Information also available on the NHS website includes:

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