How do I know when to vaccinate my child?
By entering your child’s date of birth on the vaccination calendar, you can see the dates of your child’s routine vaccination.
There are a number of vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK, for free on the NHS, and ideal ages when these vaccines should be given.
Full details of all these vaccinations and more can be found on the NHS Choices website.
If you're not sure whether you or your child have had all your routine vaccinations, ask your GP or practice nurse to find out for you. It may be possible to catch up later in life.
What can parents expect?
- Appointment letter
You'll automatically receive an appointment letter when your baby or child is due for a routine vaccination. It could be at your GP practice or a local child health clinic.
- Attend appointment at GP or health clinic with ‘red book’.
Remember to take your Personal Child Health Record (PCHR), commonly called the ‘red book’ because of its red cover, to the appointment. Details of the vaccination will be recorded in it.
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