Immunisations (vaccinations) are also known as ‘injections’ or ‘jabs’.
They are one of the most important ways of protecting individuals and the community from serious diseases.
Most immunisations are given during childhood. Some are given more than once to make sure your child is fully immune to that particular disease – with each vaccination, the immune system creates a stronger response. This ‘top-up’ is called a booster.
Normally, after a completed vaccination programme, your child should have the following protection against disease:
- lifelong protection against polio
- probable lifelong protection against measles, mumps, rubella and meningitis C
- at least 10 years’ protection against diphtheria and tetanus
- at least three against whooping cough
- Meningitis – Meningococcal B Vaccine (Bexsero)
- Meningitis – ACWY
- Chickenpox vaccination
- HPV vaccination – to protect against certain cancers and genital warts
- Pneumonia vaccination
- Flu jabs
Our GP Team
At The Smart Clinics, all immunisations and vaccinations are carried out by our friendly team of GPs.
For more information and advice on immunisations contact a Smart Clinics GP.
Meet The Smart Clinics Team
The Smart Clinics also offers a comprehensive range of travel vaccinations, to keep you and your family safe and well when travelling abroad. Please visit the separate page for a list of the vaccinations we offer plus useful links on health travel.