The Isle of Man follows a similar Routine Immunisation Programme to that carried out within the UK - but it should be noted that some of the vaccines offered differ slightly to those offered within the UK.
View the sections below for information on the Isle of Man Immunisation Programmes.
Immunisation is a way of protecting against serious infectious diseases. Once we have been immunised our bodies are better able to fight those diseases if we come into contact with them.
Speak to your GP practice if you or your child:
- has missed any vaccinations
- has a vaccination appointment booked – but you've missed it or cannot attend
- is ill with a high temperature
- has a bleeding disorder (such as haemophilia)
- has a fit (seizure) without a high temperature
They can book the next available appointment or give you advice.
It's best to have vaccines on time, but you can still catch up on most vaccines if you miss them.
Remember: It is never too late for you or your child to be immunised. Even if you or your child has missed an immunisation and is older than the recommended ages, Doctor, Practice Nurse or Health Visitor to arrange for you or your child to be assessed for age appropriate immunisation.