Immunisation is the process whereby a person is made immune or resistant to an infectious disease, typically by the administration of a vaccine. Vaccines stimulate the body’s own immune system to protect the person against subsequent infection or disease.
Your GP will offer your child a variety of immunisations. You can find the recommended vaccination schedule below and also in your red book. If you would like to discuss your child’s immunisations ask your health visitor or GP practice nurse.
Flu vaccination for 2 and 3 year olds in winter 2020/21
The Hackney and City Health Visiting Service is working closely with other services this year to ensure that all 2 and 3 year old children in the boroughs can access the flu vaccination in different locations that may suit them.
Vaccinating children against the flu not only protects children but stops the flu from spreading in the community.
There is emerging evidence that those who get the flu and Covid-19 at the same time are more likely to be seriously ill.
The more people are vaccinated against the flu the more resources can be freed up for Covid-19. While Covid-19 is circulating as many avoidable illnesses as possible need to reduced as this will reduce attendance at GP surgeries as well as hospital visits and admissions.
Get your child vaccinated
The Health Visiting Service is offering vaccination appointments at:
To book an appointment or for further information call 020 7683 2669 or 07787 845 702 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org leaving your child’s name, date of birth and NHS number if you have this. Please do not contact the children’s centre to make an appointment.
THIS SERVICE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO LIVE IN CITY AND HACKNEY OR HAVE A GP IN CITY AND HACKNEY.
DURING THESE SESSIONS ONLY THE LIVE FLUENZ TETRA NASAL SPRAY WILL BE OFFERED AS THIS IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE VACCINE FOR THIS AGE GROUP.
Important information about the flu vaccine
The Muslim Council of Britain on the importance of getting a flu vaccination in winter 2020/21
Public Health England on porcine gelatine and vaccines Available in different languages including English, Arabic, Urdu, and Bengali
Information for the Jewish community Vaccine letter from Rabbi Adler
Public Health England Who should get the flu vaccination this winter