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Immunisation (vaccination) is a way of protecting you against serious infectious diseases. Once we have been immunised, our bodies are better able to fight those diseases if we come into contact with them.

Herd Immunity: There will always be some people who cannot be vaccinated and are therefore unprotected. This may be because they have a medical condition which prohibits immunisation. There are also those who are too young to be vaccinated. However, the greater number of people in the population that are protected, through vaccination, the more the ‘entire community’ will be protected against catching an illness, as this lowers the chance of the outbreak of the disease and protects everyone.

Immunisation Services

Hillingdon Immunisation Task Force

School Nurses

General Practice (GPs)


If you're planning to travel outside the UK, you may need to be vaccinated against some of the serious diseases found in other parts of the world.

Vaccinations are available to protect you against many travel-related infections, such as yellow fever, typhoid and hepatitis A.

Read more on how to access travel vaccinations.


Flu is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person. Some people are at greater risk of developing serious complications of flu, such as bronchitis and pneumonia. The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups.

Further information

Links to local and national organisations

NHS Choices:

A guide to NHS Vaccinations Schedule – All Ages

A guide to immunisations up to 13 months of age

Details of immunisations for children at 3 years and 4 months of age before they start school: 

Immunisations at Secondary School:

Last reviewed: 17/01/2019

Useful links

Nhs Choices

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