Child immunisations are a crucial part of safeguarding the health of our children. Immunisations are designed to protect children against a range of illnesses that can cause serious harm.
Vaccines work by stimulating the body's immune system to produce antibodies that fight specific diseases. When a child is vaccinated against a particular disease, they are less likely to contract it, and if they do, the severity of the illness is likely to be less.
The vaccination schedule for infants and young children includes a range of vaccines that protect against diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, polio, hepatitis B, and pneumococcal disease. These vaccines are usually given as a series of injections at specific ages. It is important to follow the recommended vaccination schedule to ensure that your child is fully protected against these diseases.
It is normal for children to experience mild side effects after receiving a vaccine, such as a low-grade fever or soreness at the injection site. Serious side effects are rare. If you have any concerns about your child's vaccinations, talk to your healthcare provider. Remember, immunisations are a safe and effective way to protect your child's health and wellbeing.
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Why should I vaccinate my Child?
Vaccines are the most effective way to prevent many infectious diseases. You can find out more by clicking the link below.Find out more
NHS vaccination schedule
Visit the NHS website to find more about what NHS vaccinations are available to you and when you should have them.Visit NHS website
Lincolnshire Community Health Service
Lincolnshire Community Health Service has lots of information about all the different Child Immunisations available.Read More