This guide is for parents and carers of children up to the age of 5 years. It provides information on the routine immunisations that are offered to help protect them from serious childhood diseases. It describes these diseases and explains why young children need protection against them. It also answers some of the most common questions about immunisations.

This publication is also available in Easy read, British Sign Language (BSL) and audio on NHS inform.


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Last updated: 09 May 2024