Parents should not delay their children's vaccinations. If you're having trouble getting an appointment, you can also get your baby's immunisation at Grays Health Centre or Tilbury Children’s Centre – phone the Essex NHS EPUT Immunisation Service on 01702 482 830 between 8am and 6pm.
Immunisation and vaccination
Immunisation (or vaccination) is a way to protect a person from a particular disease. This is done by administering a substance that helps the body defend itself from the disease if the person comes into contact with it.
In many cases, a vaccine can provide lifelong protection against a disease but sometimes a follow up booster (or extra dose) is needed.
GPs perform the majority of the vaccinations in childhood but HPV (human papilloma virus) jabs and some boosters are given in schools.