people and immunisation. Be wise - immunise
Young people and immunisation. Be wise - immunise.
HPA, August 2003.
First published in February 2002 on
behalf of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public
Safety (DHSSPS). A revised version was reprinted in August
This booklet explains about the routine immunisations that are
offered to all young people before they leave school. These
include tetanus, diphtheria and polio and (if they have not
been given already) MMR and meningitis C. The booklet explains
why it is important for young people to get immunised by comparing
the effects of each disease against the side effects of the
vaccines. It also provides additional information on the signs
and symptoms of meningitis, advice on what to do after immunisation
and explains when vaccines should not be given.
A5, 8 pages, booklet.
Also available as a PDF in English
(683kb), Arabic (849kb), Cantonese
(1005kb), Hindi (882kb), Irish
(539kb), Urdu (844kb).
Young people aged 14-18 years.
Available from Central
Health Promotion Resource Services, GP
surgeries and school nurses. Full
colour versions have also been produced in Arabic, Cantonese,
details of the minority ethnic groups that the HPA distributes
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