Some facts about why vaccines are a crucial part of our defence against infectious diseases
- Did you know that vaccines reduce the spread of infectious disease and even get rid of some completely?
- When enough people get vaccinated, it’s harder for a disease to spread to those who can’t have vaccines.
- Getting vaccinated protects not only you but also your family, friends and community.
- Vaccines are made to prevent people from getting serious infectious diseases. It’s much safer for your immune system to learn to fight illness through vaccination than by catching and treating them.
Our priority remains vaccinating the most vulnerable people in south west London. The NHS will offer you a vaccination when it’s your turn – this will be when you’re in a priority group.
Other available vaccines
You and your family may be entitled to a range of immunisations that will help keep you healthy. Vaccines are rigorously tested and are the best line of defence against disease.