Having your baby vaccinated is the best way to protect them against many childhood illnesses.
Your health visitor or practice nurse will give you advice on the exact timings of the different vaccinations your baby or toddler will need. A planning timetable is also available.
Immunisations are mainly given during the first five years. It's important to have vaccinations at the right age to keep the risk of disease as low as possible. Some immunisations are given more than once to make sure the protection continues. These are known as boosters.
Ensure your child and your family are protected. You can get the MMR vaccination from your GP. And if you are unsure if you have already been immunised, ask your doctor to check your records.
Find out more about the MMR vaccination.
For information on immunising yourself, visit our adult immunisation page.