NB. See our separate section Travel Advice for more specific information related to travel.
For information about the vaccinations that are offered on the NHS, what age you should ideally have them and about optional immunisations for special risk groups please click here.
For further information on the current UK NHS vaccination schedule for all age groups please click here.
Vaccinations for the Under 5's
For the Under 5’s UK immunisation schedule , please click here.
Information about some of the possible side effects of vaccinations that might occur in babies and young children up to 5 years of age, please click here .
Immunisation schedules can vary between European countries and internationally. If you are unsure whether you/your child is fully protected according to the UK schedule please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse and bring in any past immunisation history you may have so that we can clarify this.
Vaccines that are not available/you are not eligible for on the NHS schedule, such as varicella (chickenpox) and hepatitis B, may be obtained locally at pharmacists offering vaccination services or travel clinics. There is a large availability of these in London. Please check with the individual provider for vaccine availability/costs.
Children’s Flu Vaccination
The vaccine is available free on the NHS for eligible children. There are 2 types of Flu vaccine available for children in 2017/18- the ‘live’ nasal spray vaccine and the inactivated injected flu vaccine. The Flu vaccination programme is mostly carried out in General Practice for the Under 4 year olds and in School for children reception age upwards.