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This leaflet is about their health care and the right to be involved in decisions about their health, health care or treatment.
Filling a syringe with vaccine.

Working to prevent infectious diseases and protect health.

Infectious diseases are a major global threat to health, prosperity, social stability and security.

Infectious diseases account for 41% of the disease burden. Infections, such as measles and tuberculosis, account for millions of deaths in the world's population each year.  
 
Few medical procedures or treatments can compare with the enormous benefits from immunisation - one of the safest and most cost-effective of interventions.   
 
No immunisations are compulsory.

Details of the NHS Vaccination schedule and information leaflets can be found on NHS Direct Wales (external link).

Health professionals

Additional information on immunisation to support health professionals in Wales is available from Public Health Wales (external link)