Is your child up to date with their vaccinations?

Why it's important to get your child vaccinated

Routine vaccinations play a huge part in protecting you, your child, and the community. We have recently seen a constant slow decline in childhood immunisations in Surrey, so it's important that children get vaccinated when they are invited to do so. By doing so, you are helping to avoid outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases, keeping your child and others safe.

When your child is invited by their GP for their routine vaccinations such as Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) and Meningitis or have missed an appointment because of COVID-19, you can contact your child's GP to book an appointment at a time which is convenient for you.

To contact your GP surgery

  • visit their website
  • use the NHS App
  • call them

GP practices are continuing with the delivery of vaccination services with COVID-secure measures in place, to keep you and your family safe.

Why is it important to get children vaccinated?

Vaccination is the most important thing we can do to protect ourselves and our children against ill health:

  • It protects them from many serious and potentially deadly diseases
  • It protects people in your community, by helping to stop diseases spreading to people who cannot have vaccines
  • If people stop having vaccines, it's possible for infectious diseases to quickly spread again.

To find out more about what vaccination children can get and when, visit the NHS Vaccines web page.

There is useful video on why vaccines are safe and important which you can watch on the NHS are vaccines safe for my child web page.

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