Children’s Routine Vaccination Click to get info
Is your child starting school in September? Make sure they are up to date on all their immunisations.
All babies need routine vaccinations at 8 weeks, 12 weeks, 16 weeks, and 12 months old. If you have a new baby, please contact your GP surgery to book for their routine vaccinations.
All children need 2 doses of MMR (and other vaccinations) at 1 year and 3 years 4 months old - measles vaccination has prevented 20 million measles cases and 4,500 deaths in the UK.
Make sure your child is protected by receiving all their immunisations before starting nursery and school where they will be mixing with lots of other children.
GP surgeries are open to safely give childhood immunisations
School Age Immunisations for Teenagers Click to get info
The 3-in-1 teenage booster and Men ACWY
It's routinely given at secondary school (year 9) at the same time as the MenACWY vaccine.
Schools will send a letter to parents shortly before the vaccinations are planned to ask for their or their child's consent.
Girls and boys aged 12 to 13 years are offered the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine as part of the NHS vaccination programme.
Vaccines for adults and older Adults - MMR, Shingles and Pneumococcal Click to get info
Anyone who has not had 2 doses of the MMR vaccine should ask their GP surgery for a vaccination appointment.
It's important to check you've had both doses if you:
- Are about to start college or university.
- Are going to travel abroad.
- Are planning a pregnancy.
- Are a frontline health or social care worker.
- Were born between 1970 and 1979, as you may have only been vaccinated against measles.
- Were born between 1980 and 1990, as you may not be protected against mump.
Shingles Vaccines for older adults
Shingles can be very painful and uncomfortable and is also fatal for around 1 in 1,000 over-70s who develop it.
The shingles vaccine helps to reduce your risk of getting shingles or your symptoms may be milder and the illness shorter.
You're eligible for the shingles vaccine if you are aged 70 or 78 years old.
Pneumococcal for Older Adults
The pneumococcal vaccine protects against serious and potentially fatal pneumococcal infections. It's also known as the pneumonia vaccine. People aged 65 and older need a single pneumococcal vaccination.
Get Involved and Share the Messages and Resources about Vaccines Click to get info
If you would like to get involved and spread the word about vaccines to your colleagues, friends and family, you can do so using various campaign materials below including videos, images and posters, that can be shared via whatsapp, social media or in public areas. For more information please check the Waltham Forest Imunisation page.
- Health Publication resources. Includes images with parents and childre.
- PHE Resource.
- ‘Help us to Help You’ NHS campaign materials (including posters, social media graphics and post copy).
- Animations (produced by NHS London and Solutions4Health)
- Longer version for YouTube.
- Shorter version for social media.
- Video Clips
- PHE & NHS leaflets, including translated versions
- MMR for all – Polish, Somali and Romanian.
- What to expect after vaccination – Chinese, Kurdish, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Somali, Urdu and Vietnamese.
- Moving to the UK-immunisation leaflet – Albanian, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Kurdish, Pashto, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Tigrinya and Urdu.
- Protecting your baby against hepatitis B – Polish, Romanian, Chinese, Urdu and Vietnamese.
- TB, BCG and your baby leaflets.
All leaflets are available to download from the links above as well as from the Health Publications page.