One of the most important things that a parent can do for their child is to make sure that they have all their routine childhood vaccinations. It’s the most effective way of keeping them protected against infectious diseases.

Ideally, kids should have their jabs at the right age to protect them as early as possible and minimise the risk of infection.

Find out here which jabs your child needs, when they need them, and what the benefits of each jab are.

For comprehensive, up-to-date and accurate information on vaccines, disease and immunisation in the UK please visit NHS.

The Department of Health now recommends that people aged 65 and over, and younger people in the listed risk groups below should be vaccinated for influenza each year.

  • Asthma,
  • Chronic bronchitis,
  • Heart problems,
  • Diabetes,
  • Kidney disease,
  • Neurological and degenerative disease.

They also recommend Pneumonia vaccination for all patients over 65 and younger people in certain at-risk groups. This injection is a once-only dose of vaccine which can be given at the same time as Influenza.