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.
Eight weeks old:
- Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib, a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children) given as a 6-in-1 single jab known as DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB.
- Pneumococcal vaccination (13 Serotypes)
- Rotavirus gastroenteritis
- Meningitis B (Meningococcal group B)
Twelve weeks old:
- 6-in-1, second dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB)
Sixteen weeks old:
- 6-in-1, third dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB)
- Pneumococcal Vaccination, second dose
One year old: *on or after the child's first birthday
- Hib + Meningitis C fourth dose (Hib/MenC given as a single jab)
- MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), given as a single jab
- Pneumococcal Vaccination, third dose
Two to eight years old:(including children in reception class and years 1-4)
Influenza (each year from September)
Three years and sixteen weeks old or soon after
- Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio (DtaP/IPV), given as a 4-in-1 pre-school booster.
Girls aged 12 to 13 years:
- Cervical cancer (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus types 16 and 18 (and gential warts caused by types 6 and 11). Two doses 6-24months apart.
Fourteen years old:(school year 9)
Tetanus, diphtheria and polio (Td/IPV (check MMR status)
Around 13-18 years:
- Diphtheria, tetanus and polio booster (Td/IPV), given as a single jab
65 and over:
HPA Childrens Vaccination Schedule
Click here for the recommended HPA vaccination schedule