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Screening & Immunisations

Screening can detect a problem early before you have any symptoms.

Finding out about a problem early can mean that treatment is more effective. Finding out you have a health problem or are at increase of a health problem can help you make better informed decisions about your own health.

Immunisations (sometimes called Vaccination) is one of the most effective Public Health interventions for saving lives and protecting your health. Find out more in the sections below.

Screening

Screening is a way of identifying apparently healthy people who may have an increased risk of a particular condition. The NHS offers a range of screening tests to different sections of the population. The aim is to offer screening to the people who are most likely to benefit from it. Please click on the below links to find out more information:

Breast Screening

Bowel Screening

Cervical Screening

Cancer Screening

Immunisations

Immunisation (sometimes called Vaccination) is one of the most effective Public Health interventions for saving lives and protecting your health.

Getting vaccinated is not only important to your own health, but also the health of those around you. Getting vaccinated can save your life from potentially fatal diseases. Getting vaccinated can reduce the risk of complications if you suffer from chronic health conditions or have a weakened immune system. Those who get vaccinated may also benefit from reduced absence from work due to illness and therefore have a reduced impact on their finances.

Despite the many myths that may surround some vaccines, they are scientifically proven to be safe and effective. The NHS provides a number of vaccination programmes throughout the life course. Please click on the below links to find out more information:

Flu Vaccine (The Flu Jab)

Vaccinations in Pregnancy

Vaccinations in Babies and Young Children

Vaccinations in Older Children (12-18)

Vaccinations in Adults

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