Your guide to immunisation and vaccines

Immunisation helps protect against serious diseases such as measles, mumps, whooping cough and polio.

Find out why immunisation is important, when to immunise, what vaccines are available and what they protect against.

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Latest updates:

European Immunisation Week, 22 - 26 April 2014

It's European Immunisation Week. Throughout the week we'll be highlighting immunisations available in Scotland at each stage of a person’s life.

Although there are no routine immunisations advised for young adults, some may have missed out as new vaccines have been introduced in the last few years. Make sure all your immunisations are up-to-date by checking out our online immunisation schedule.

For more on European Immunisation Week, follow the Twitter hashtag #eiw2014 or visit the campaign website.

National MenB immunisation programme recommended for infants

The Scottish Government has welcomed an announcement from the JCVI recommending a Meningitis B vaccination programme for infants.