Vaccination saves lives. They prevent up to 3 million deaths worldwide every year.
It is important that all children and babies are fully immunised to protect them from potentially serious diseases. An outline of the childhood immunisation schedule can be seen on the link below.
If you are a parent/carer and have any queries or concerns about any aspect of your child's immunisations or feel your child may have missed a vaccination, you should discuss them with your child’s Doctor, Health Visitor, Practice Nurse or School Nurse.
Responses to Frequently Asked Questions about some of the childhood immunisations, including MMR can be found below.
The MMR vaccine is a safe and highly effective vaccine that protects against measles, mumps and rubella (German measles). It is routinely given free-of-charge by the NHS and two doses of the vaccine are required to get the best possible protection1. The vaccines will be offered to your child via their GP practice. As part of the school vaccination programme, School Nursing teams also provide MMR catch-up sessions in secondary schools as needed.
Below are some answers to frequently asked questions about the MMR vaccination.
More information can be found at: www.phw.nhs.wales/MMRvaccine.