A number of vaccinations are routinely offered to children and adults in the UK on the NHS. Vaccinations are important to ensure that you and those around you are protected against certain diseases.

Flu vaccine

The flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk of flu and its complications. We recommend that you get vaccinated against flu if you:

  • are aged 65 and over
  • are pregnant
  • have an underlying health condition (particularly long-term heart or respiratory disease)
  • have a weakened immune system

You can find more information on NHS Choices.

MMR vaccine

During 2016, there was an increase in measles cases in London. Public Health England are urging parents and young adults to remain alert to measles and to consider the MMR vaccine. Anyone who hasn't received two doses of MMR in the past (or who are unsure) should speak to their GP.

It’s never too late to have the MMR vaccine

You can find more information on NHS Choices.

Other vaccines

A list of other vaccinations available on the NHS, and when to get them, is available on NHS Choices.

Page last updated: 02 March 2017