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Childhood Immunisations 

Age given

Diseases protected against

Vaccine given

8 weeks old

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib)

DTaP/IPV/HiB

Pneumococcal (13 serotypes)

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccination (PCV)

Meningococcal group B (MenB)²

MenB²

Rotavirus gastroenteritis

Rotavirus

12 weeks old

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib

DTaP/IPV/HiB

Meningococcal group C disease (MenC)

MenC

Rotavirus

Rotavirus

16 weeks old

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib

DTaP/IPV/HiB

Pneumococcal (13 serotypes)

PCV

MenB²

MenB²

One year old

Hib and MenC

Hib/MenC

Pneumococcal 

PCV

Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles)

MMR

MenB²

MenB² booster²

Two to six years old (including children in years 1 and 2)

Influenza (each year from September)

Live attenuated influenza vaccine LAIV4

Three years and four months old (or soon after)

Diphtheria, tetanus and polio

DTaP/IPV

Measles, mumps and rubella

MMR (after first dose is given)

Girls aged 12 to 13 years

Cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) tyoes 16 and 18 (and genital warts caused by types 6 and 11)

HPV (two doses 6-12 months apart)

14 years old (school year 9)

Tetanus, diphtheria, polio

Td/IPV (check MMR status)

Meningococcal groups A,C,W and Y disease

MenACWY

 

Routine immunisation schedule 

Age Due

Diseases protected against

Vaccine given

65 years old

Pneumococcal (23 serotypes)  

Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV)

65 years of age and older

Influenza (each year from September)

Inactivated influenza vaccine

70 years or older

Shingles

Shingles vaccine

 

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