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Immunisation

A programme of childhood vaccinations, as well as travel and seasonal vaccinations, are all provided in West Sussex, predominantly through your local GP practice.

What does this service do?

Child having vaccination from the school nurse

The immunisation service in West Sussex provides a programme of childhood vaccinations against diseases such as polio and measles. It also provides vaccines against seasonal and pandemic influenza (flu) and Pneumococcal infections.

You may also require vaccinations for occupational reasons such as the hepatitis B vaccine which all clinical front-line medical staff must have. However, your employer will be able to advise you on what you are required to have and your employer is also liable to pay a fee for you to have these.

The service also provides vaccinations for travel, such as typhoid, cholera, polio and infectious hepatitis. There are some vaccines that there is a fee for. Contact your local GP practice for more information on fees for travel vaccines.

Where are patients seen?

In most cases patients are seen at their local GP practice. However, during pandemic outbreaks, vaccinations can also be given in your home or other settings.

How can I access this service?

Your practice nurse at your local GP will be able to advise you on how to get vaccinated against diseases.