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Children's Immunisation Schedule

Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the age at which you should ideally have them.

2 months:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib, a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children) and Hepatitis B given as a 6-in-1 single jab known as DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB
  • Pneumococcal
  • Rotavirus - Oral Dropper
  • Meningitis B

immunisation3 months:

  • 6-in-1 ( Second Dose ) (DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB)
  • Rotavirus ( Second Dose )

4 months:

  • 6-in-1 ( Third Dose ) (DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB)
  • Pneumococcal infection ( Second Dose )
  • Meningitis B ( Second Dose )

Between 12 and 13 months:

  • HiB & Meningitis C (Booster )
  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), given as a single jab
  • Pneumococcal infection ( Third Dose )
  • Meningitis B ( Third Dose )

3 years and 4 months, or soon after:

  • MMR ( Booster ) 
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio (DtaP/IPV), given as a pre-school booster

Around 12-13 years:

  • Cervical cancer (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer (girls only): two jabs given ( 6 to 24 months apart )

Around 13-18 years:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and polio booster (Td/IPV), given as a single jab
  • Meningtis ACWY 

Around 19-25 ( First Time Students only ):

  • Meningtis ACWY 

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