Vaccinations, also called immunisations, have saved countless lives, and are one of the most effective measures to help you stay well. Vaccinations are usually given in your GP surgery or within schools and if a vaccine has been missed it can be given by a GP practice or in community clinics.

Measles: Are your children protected?

​While there isn't currently an outbreak of measles in Lewisham, it ​is wise to ensure your children are protected by the MMR jab.

If you are concerned your child may have missed vaccinations, please contact your GP surgery. For more information about community immunisation clinics, please call 0208 8812 6090. 

For more information visit the NHS Choices website and view the vaccination guide.

You'll find facts about routine NHS vaccinations, vaccines for people in special risk groups, and for those travelling abroad. So whether you're the parent of a young child, a teenager leaving home for university, or a carer looking after an elderly relative, you'll find accurate advice on the vaccinations that you need to stay healthy.

Lewisham travel directory

If you are travelling abroad and need to take malaria prevention medicine or other vaccines, You should plan for this well in advance. Most vaccines and travel medicines will need to be started weeks and sometimes months before you travel for adequate protection. Please note that not all travel medicines and vaccines are free through the NHS. You can download the Lewisham travel directory here to find out where you can book an appointment to get your vaccines or malaria prevention tablets. If you are unsure what vaccines you need, please speak to your local pharmacist.

Lewisham Travel Health Advice: Frequently Asked Questions

You can download our Lewisham travel advice which has more information on travel vaccines as well as travelling with medicines.