Immunisation is important for babies and young children because their immune system is still immature, so they are more vulnerable to infection and serious complications.
You can save your child’s life by making sure they receive all their vaccinations. For more information about immunisation and all recommended vaccinations visit NHS 111 Wales (opens in new tab)
No parent likes to see their baby or child distressed when they are being given an injection. Vaccinations only take a moment and they are quick, safe and effective.
Some children suffer some minor discomfort immediately afterwards, but serious side effects are very rare.
If you have doubts about vaccinating your child, remember:
Parents with worries or queries about any aspect of their child's immunisations should discuss them with their doctor, health visitor or practice nurse. Further information and patient information leaflets are available here on the NHS wales 111 website (opens in new tab) or visit the Public Health Wales (opens in new tab) website.