Physical Health English

Should I still take my baby for immunisations?

Yes, your baby should still be taken for immunisations as usual. The government has said that immunisations are an essential service. If you can make your way to the clinic, please take the same precautions for you and your baby to avoid COVID-19 infection as other people. Wear a cloth mask.

You can help protect yourself and your baby by doing the following:

  • Wash hands as often as possible with soap for 20 seconds (or use alcohol sanitiser)
  • Try to stay more than 2 meters away from others and avoid crowded spaces.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Practice respiratory hygiene. This means cough or sneeze into your bent elbow covering your mouth and nose, or into a tissue which you must then throw straight away into a closed container and wash hands with soap for 20 seconds).

If you have fever, cough or difficulty breathing, seek medical care early. For advice on what to do and where to go, contact the free COVID-19 hotline (0800 029 999/0800 111 132).

If you can, phone before going to your clinic, to find out if special arrangements have been made for immunisations.

If you cannot go safely to the clinic, there will be a chance to have catch-up immunisations after the pandemic.

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