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Child Immunisations - getting the facts

25th May 2023

Supporting your child's health in the earliest years of their lives is a big responsibility for parents, and in the first few years of a child's life there are a number of routine immunisations that are scheduled as part of their health checkups. With so many opinions circulating on social media, its really important that parents have access to the latest information from public health based on science and research before making any decisions about their childs health.

The link below takes you to a comprehensive guide with detailed information on all of the vaccinations that fall in the first year. This information comes from the Public Health Agency based on the latest evidence and public health recommendations. There is a handy 'Common Questions about Immunisations' section from page 13 onwards that gives answers to questions that are often asked by parents.

If you have any questions about childhood vaccinations you should speak to your GP or Health Visitor.