Vaccination is the most important thing we can do to protect ourselves and our children against ill health. The World Health Organisation estimate that they prevent up to 3 million deaths worldwide each year.

Since the introduction of vaccines in the UK, common diseases like smallpox, polio and tetanus that used to kill or disable millions of people, especially children, have been almost eradicated. 

Other diseases like measles and diphtheria have been reduced by up to 99.9% since their vaccines were introduced.

However, if people stop having vaccines, it's possible for infectious diseases to quickly spread again.

Further information about the safety of the vaccines offered to children in the uk can be found by visiting

It is best for vaccines to be given on time, but most can be given at a later date if needed.  

If you think that your child may have missed any of their vaccinations, please contact the surgery.

8 weeks


12 weeks


16 weeks


1 year


2 to 16* years


3 years and 4 months


12 to 13 years


14 years


*subject to annual NHS review