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A guide to childhood vaccinations

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At the British Society for Immunology, we work to ensure the public benefit from the successes of immunology. A key part of this is supporting the uptake of vaccination, as well as providing reliable, evidence-based information on vaccines and immunity to the public.

We know that parents and carers may have questions regarding vaccines, and that’s why we have created a free, easy to read guide on UK childhood vaccinations answering your common questions. The guide explains how vaccines work and how they effectively protect you and your family from disease, as well as providing up-to-date information on the current vaccination schedule for children in the UK. 

The guide was originally published in 2017 and last updated in April 2023. The full reference list for this guide can be found here.