Vaccination is the most important thing we can do to protect ourselves and our children against ill health. They prevent up to 3 million deaths worldwide every year.
Since vaccines were introduced in the UK, diseases like smallpox, polio and tetanus that used to kill or disable millions of people are either gone or seen very rarely.
Other diseases like measles and diphtheria have been reduced by up to 99.9% since their vaccines were introduced.
However, if people stop having vaccines, it's possible for infectious diseases to quickly spread again.
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The Immunisation team are responsible for the planning and delivery of the Department of Health school aged immunisation programmes within Calderdale. This is according to current national campaigns. The vaccination programmes are primarily carried out in a school based setting; although these can also be offered in other community settings depending on individual need.
The team can also provide expert advice to children, families, schools and other professionals regarding vaccination and immunisation issues.
Consent forms for immunisation can be completed on this website. Please go to "Vaccinations we offer" and select the vaccine you wish to consent for. Here you will also find information relating to each vaccine.Vaccinations we offer Get in touch