- Immunisation is the most effective method of preventing certain diseases to protect and maintain the health of the local population.
- Barnet public health team is working closely with Public Health England, NHS England and other key partners to increase immunisation rates across the borough.
- Routine vaccines are offered free on the NHS according to an immunisation schedule. If your child has missed a vaccine, it may be possible for them to receive it later in life so talk to your GP or practice nurse.
- For more information on vaccinations take a look at Public Health England's immunisation guidance and leaflets for parents.
- The MMR vaccine provides protection against measles, mumps and rubella over two doses of single injections.
- Measles, mumps and rubella are highly infectious conditions that can have serious and potentially fatal complications. This leaflet contains more information about the importance of the MMR vaccine.
- Recent data from Public Health England indicates that rates of MMR vaccination in children in Barnet are lower than national targets.
- Different countries offer different immunisations and not all use the combined MMR vaccine. If you were born or brought up abroad you may have had only one dose or may not have had the recommended vaccine. Discuss this with your GP to ensure that you and your child are protected against all three conditions.