“Do you want to come to our chickenpox party?” I remember being asked as the father of a toddler. It’s quite a strange concept… the UK is one of the only countries that doesn’t offer chicken pox vaccinations as a standard childhood protection.

Chickenpox is a very common childhood infection but whilst it can be said that it is ‘mild’, many of us will have seen our babies or toddlers covered in spots and crying whilst they scratch their spots. Sometimes those spots become lifetime scars. And there is absolutely no need for any of this!

I can give an easy vaccination against chickenpox which will protect your child for life. Little known, as well, is the fact that I can give you a vaccination against shingles for life, whether or not you have previously suffered from this painful infection.