We know there is a lot going on when a new child arrives and you may have concerns about what is the best for your baby including questions about having them vaccinated. You may have had conversations with your GP or health visitor about this but still need more time to make up your mind. We would like to support you with your decision, so have gathered together information that we hope you will find helpful.
The first immunisation appointment might seem a daunting prospect, but it doesn’t need to be. We’ve created this page that tells you what you can expect along with advice to help the appointment go more smoothly, whether your baby is very young or over one year old.
We hope the information offers you some reassurance and when you’re ready to find out a bit more you could visit our other Baby and Childhood Vaccinations pages which contain a full vaccine schedule, specific information on MMR and Polio and answers your frequently asked questions. If you want you can also view this video on our YouTube channel for an overview of the key facts.
We know decisions about vaccinating your child can be difficult but we do believe it is the best way to protect them against some serious diseases so by finding out more you are doing the right thing.