Childrens’ Immunisation Information
Key public messages
NHS England and NHS Improvement are using the following key public messages in our communications:
- Routine childhood and adult vaccinations are continuing through the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Routine vaccinations provide essential protection against potentially life-threatening diseases.
- While coronavirus has had an impact and put limitations on all our lives, it is important that you or your baby or child still have routine vaccinations. They protect against serious and potentially deadly illnesses and stop outbreaks in the community.
- It is safe to go and have your vaccinations – GP practices have measures in place to minimise any risk to you and your family.
- If you or your child has missed a vaccinations appointment because of disruption related to COVID-19, please ring your GP practice to re-book. Most routine vaccines given by GPs are for children aged 0-5 and pregnant women.
- You do not need to contact your GP regarding immunisations that are normally delivered through schools, as you will be contacted separately about this.
- For details of which vaccinations are given, please visit www.nhs.uk/vaccinations
- If the person needing vaccination has coronavirus symptoms or is self-isolating because someone in the household is displaying symptoms, please contact your GP practice to reschedule.
Resources – web and app content
‘Help us to Help You’ campaign materials (including posters, social media graphics and post copy) - https://coronavirusresources.phe.gov.uk/nhs-resources-facilities/resources/open-for-business-immunisation/
NHS.UK content – NHS vaccinations
Baby Buddy app – includes content on vaccinations:
https://web.bestbeginnings.org.uk/web/lets-get-started (Web version)
GOV.UK vaccination content - https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immunisation
Resources – videos & animations
Social media videos from NHS England and NHS Improvement national and regional teams (these can be shared by your social media team and we can also provide original files):
Animations (produced by NHS London and Solutions4Health)
- Longer version for YouTube: https://youtu.be/B1VDqqoGgW0
- Shorter version for social media: https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1295245290061074432
Head-to-camera video clips
- Dr Ranj Singh (NHS doctor and TV personality) – pertussis video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlI5mPPGiQg
- Frances Burnett (pregnant mum) - https://www.facebook.com/NHSEngland/videos/877499322755244
- Sue Land (former teacher) - https://twitter.com/NHSEngland/status/1256525509082701824
- Johanna Kaminer (recently moved from abroad) - https://www.facebook.com/NHSEngland/videos/2722860401329867
- Dr Nisha Jayatilleke (National Specialty Adviser- Immunisation) - https://twitter.com/NHSEngland/status/1256241970411827201
- Dr Jonathan Slade (GP) - https://twitter.com/NHSNEY/status/1257687589806583808
- Heather Ransom (Health Visitor) - https://twitter.com/NHSNEY/status/1258448258231386119
- Video clip – Dianne Draper, Cheshire and Merseyside Screening and Immunisations Lead : https://youtu.be/1waRxLMvhTQ
- Dad Pete Rimmer and 12-month-old son Theo from Southport, Merseyside: https://youtu.be/wH7kNWa6vSM
- Mandy Davies and 12-month-old daughter Skye, from Southport, Merseyside: https://youtu.be/UKsiNtNYcZo
- Katrina Marsden, Cheshire and Merseyside Screening and Immunisations Co-ordinator: pic.twitter.com/nTPf5MiBMt
PHE & NHS leaflets, including translated versions
- MMR for all – Polish, Somali and Romanian - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mmr-for-all-general-leaflet
- What to expect after vaccination – Chinese, Kurdish, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Somali, Urdu and Vietnamese - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-to-expect-after-vaccinations
- Moving to the UK-immunisation leaflet – Albanian, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Kurdish, Pashto, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Tigrinya and Urdu - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immunisation-information-for-migrants
- Protecting your baby against hepatitis B – Polish, Romanian, Chinese, Urdu and Vietnamese - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/protecting-your-baby-against-hepatitis-b-leaflet
- TB, BCG and your baby leaflets - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tb-bcg-and-your-baby-leaflet
All are available to download from the links above and also at https://www.healthpublications.gov.uk/Home.html where you can search by language and download print ready artwork for some leaflets where you need to print larger volumes for your local needs.