Immunisations and Vaccinations

 

Immunisations and Immunisations are a proven tool for controlling and eliminating life-threatening infectious diseases and is estimated to avert between 2 and 3 million deaths each year.

It is one of the most cost-effective health investments, with proven strategies that make it accessible to even the most hard-to-reach and vulnerable populations.

It has clearly defined target groups; it can be delivered effectively through outreach activities; and vaccination does not require any major lifestyle change.

Please try to ensure that you attend appointments for immunisations. There have been several cases of sepsis whereby child have suffered fatalities locally as there have been no or incomplete immunisation schedules. This has also been demonstrated with re-emergence of cases of measles in the UK.

Immunisation is the process whereby a person is made immune or resistant to an infectious disease, typically by the administration of a vaccine. Vaccines stimulate the body’s own immune system to protect the person against subsequent infection or disease.

Immunisations;

· do not cause autism – studies have found no evidence of a link between the MMR vaccine and autism

· do not overload or weaken the immune system – it's safe to give children several vaccines at a time and this reduces the amount of injections they need

· do not cause allergies or any other conditions – all the current evidence tells us that vaccinating is safer than not vaccinating

· do not contain mercury (thiomersal)

· do not contain any ingredients that cause harm in such small amounts – but speak to your doctor if you have any known allergies such as eggs or gelatine

 

Please link below to watch the video on how important childhood immunisations are.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/why-vaccination-is-safe-and-important/

 

Vaccination planner

Download a personalised vaccination calendar, which highlights the dates your child needs to have their vaccinations by.

Website: NHS: Vaccination Schedule