Immunisation is the safest and most effective way of protecting against serious diseases.
The NHS strongly recommends that babies and children are vaccinated according to the Guidance on Routine Childhood Immunisations from February 2022. This will provide protection against diseases including Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Whooping Cough, Diptheria, Polio, Pneumococcal, Meningitis B and C, Hib, Hepatitis B and Rotavirus.
Vaccines protect babies from infections that can make them seriously ill. Very young babies are most at risk from these infections, so vaccines are started as early as possible.