Immunisation is a way of protecting against serious diseases. Once we have been immunised, our bodies are better able to fight these diseases if we come into contact with them. Find out about the benefits of immunisation, and how vaccines work.
Benefits of immunisation
How immunisation eliminates disease and why you should get immunised
How vaccines work
How vaccines work and their safety monitored
Immunising your child
When and why your child should be immunised in Scotland
What happens at your child's appointment?
What to expect at your child's vaccination appointment
What to expect after immunisation: Babies and children up to 5 years
Common side effects in babies and young children up to 5 years of age
What to expect after immunisation: Young people
Common side effects in young people