Healthy Peterborough

Why does my child require vaccination?

As soon as babies are born they are exposed to a huge number of bugs. Vaccinations (also call immunisations) protect children from dangerous childhood diseases.

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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, check your child’s ‘red book’ or ask your GP or practice nurse to find out for you. It may be possible to catch up later in life.

Please visit the vaccinations tips for Parents to better understand what to expect and suggestions to ease your vaccination appointment.



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  • Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust