Importance of vaccination

It is estimated that between two and three million deaths throughout the world are averted through immunisation each year.reference icon Immunisation is one of the most effective medical interventions to prevent the spread of disease. Immunisation is the term used to describe the process of becoming immune to a disease as a result of having a vaccination.

In the UK, the immunisation programme continues to evolve, and helping to meet the need to improve the control of infectious diseases through vaccination. To take a look at the current routines for childhood and adult vaccinations, click here

And for more information about how to protect you and your family against some of the most common and potentially dangerous diseases, click on the links below.

 Pneumococcal disease

Ear infections (Otitis media)

Meningitis and septicaemia

Pneumonia

Flu

 

To learn more about other vaccine preventable diseases, click here