After the vaccination
Make sure that the type of injection (and where it was given) is noted down in your red book and in your child's GP records. Your child may need this information later in life – for example, for school trips, when applying for certain jobs, or going to live or study abroad.
Give permission for relatives to take children for vaccinations
It is possible for a relative, friend or childminder to take your child for vaccinations, if they have parental permission to do so. Parents can inform the surgery in advance or give them a letter with their contact details for the surgery to contact if required.
What to do if you miss a vaccination?
Don't panic. You don't have to start the course of vaccines again. Just let the clinic know so they can rearrange the vaccination as close to the recommended age as possible.
Where can parents get more information?
NHS Choices website.
CHILDHOOD VACCINATION FAQS
Routine immunisation schedule
Your GP surgery