FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Vaccination means having a vaccine and actually getting the injection. Immunisation means both receiving a vaccine and becoming immune to a disease, as a result of being vaccinated.

Most people use the terms 'vaccination' and 'immunisation' interchangeably but their meanings are not the same.

Vaccination means having a vaccine and actually getting the injection. Immunisation means both receiving a vaccine and becoming immune to a disease, as a result of being vaccinated.

Most people use the terms 'vaccination' and 'immunisation' interchangeably but their meaningsare not the same.

As with any medication, some patients, but certainly not all, may experience side effects. The known adverse events that have been reported with a particular vaccine can be found in section 4.8 of the vaccine's Summary of Product Characteristics and are also summarised in the relevant product's page within the 'Vaccines' section of this website.

There may be certain circumstances when it is advisable to delay immunisation. The recommendations will vary between vaccines so it is best to consult section 4.3 of the relevant Summary of Product Characteristics.

Date of preparation: August 2018 | SAGB.MIS.18.08.1323d