Immunisation has been used to protect so many children that it is now the norm to see healthy children in our community.
However, although immunisation keeps most diseases at bay, they still exist and are a threat to the health of your child. The latest outbreak of measles in Devon was in 2011 and, contrary to popular belief, measles is not a mild disease. It is highly infectious and complications include chest infections, fits, swelling of the brain and brain damage.
NHS Choices has information regarding immunisations.
Remember – don’t forget to top up your child’s protection with the pre-school booster.