Immunisation and vaccination

Vaccinations save lives and improve quality of life

Vaccination is one of the greatest breakthroughs in modern medicine. It is one of the most cost-effective health investments, that is made available to even the most hard-to-reach and vulnerable populations.

Because of vaccinations, we no longer see smallpox and polio is heading towards eradication.

Vaccines work by creating immunity that protects you from an infection without causing the suffering of the disease itself.  Sometimes vaccines prevent one disease. Sometimes they are combined to protect you from several diseases with one shot. For example, the MMR vaccine fights Measles, Mumps and Rubella (German measles).

Vaccines

There are a range of vaccines available to protect you and your family. If you are not sure ask your GP or practice nurse what vaccination you need. 

Vaccines for children and adults include:

  • MMR
  • flu
  • whooping cough
  • meningitis

Vaccines for special groups, such as pregnant women, people with long-term conditions, and health and social care workers, include:

  • flu
  • pneumococcal
  • Hep-B
  • TB
  • chicken pox
  • whooping cough

Travel vaccines:

To protect you against certain infectious diseases when abroad, including:

  • hepatitis A
  • typhoid
  • cholera
  • yellow fever

More information on vaccines:

Public Health's role

We provide assurance that the health of the people of Doncaster is protected against harm and hazards occurring from a range of things such as infectious diseases.

We are working in partnership with organisations such as NHS England, Public Health England, GP practices, Acute Trusts, among others to protect our residents against infectious diseases for which vaccines are available.

For further information, please contact us: 

Last updated: 30 September 2016 09:52:42