A number of vaccinations are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS. You should try to have your vaccinations delivered on time to ensure protection. If you’re not sure whether you or your child have had all your routine vaccinations, ask your GP or practice nurse to find out for you. It may be possible to catch up later in life.
Vaccines for special groups
There are also some vaccines that are available for people who fall into certain risk categories, such as vaccines for pregnant women, people with long-term health conditions, and healthcare workers.
Some travel vaccinations are available free on the NHS from your local surgery, such as hepatitis A, typhoid and cholera. Other travel vaccinations, such as yellow fever, are only available privately.