Child Immunisations

Immunisation is one of the most important weapons for protecting individuals and the community from serious diseases.
 
Routine vaccinations are offered free of charge on the NHS to all babies and children in the UK. Please note that some of the below will be offered in School only
 
At two months old:
 
 - Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) (DTaP/IPV/Hib) - one injection 
 
 - Pneumococcal infection - pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) - one injection
 
- Rotavirus
 
- Meningococcal group B
 
At three months old:
 
 - Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus 
influenzae type b (Hib) (DTaP/IPV/Hib) - one injection 
 
 - Meningitis C (meningococcal group C) (MenC) - one injection
 
- Rotavirus
 
At four months old:
 
 - Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus
influenzae type b (Hib) (DTaP/IPV/Hib) - one injection 
 
 - Pneumococcal infection - pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) - one injection
 
- Meningococcal group B
 
At around 12 months old:
 
 - Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and meningitis C (Hib/MenC) - booster dose in one injection 
 
 - Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) (MMR) - one injection 
 
 - Pneumococcal infection - pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) - one injection
 
- Meningococcal B
 
Two, three and four years old and children in school years 1 and 2
 
Influenza (from September)
 
Three years four months to five years old (pre-school):
 
 - Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and polio (dTaP/IPV or DTaP/IPV) - one injection 
 
 - Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) (MMR) - one injection 
 
12-13 years old:
 
 - HPV Vaccination for girls (3 vaccinations over 6 months) Given by the school nurse 
 
Around 14 years:
 
- Tetanus, diptheria and polio
 
- Men C and Meningococcal group W disease and groups A and Y
 
Year 13 students (aged 17 to 18)
 
- Men C and Meningococcal group W disease and groups A and Y