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Immunisation and Health Screening

Sixty years ago, before routine immunisation was introduced in the UK, hundreds of thousands of children caught infectious diseases like diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles every year. Thousands died. Nowadays, immunisation keeps these diseases at bay, but they haven’t gone away. Tetanus, for example, lives naturally in the soil and can cause infections through open wounds. So we still need immunisation to protect us. If your family haven’t had their vaccines yet, please make an appointment and get them up-to-date as soon as possible.

If your children have missed an injection, or are older than the recommended age, it’s not too late. Contact your family doctor or health visitor to make an appointment.

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