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Child and other Immunisations


One of the most important things that a parent can do for their child is to make sure that they have all their routine childhood vaccinations. It's the most effective way of keeping them protected against infectious diseases.

 

Ideally, kids should have their jabs at the right age to protect them as early as possible and minimise the risk of infection.


Vaccination Checklist

 

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) given as a 5-in-1 single jab known as DTaP/IPV/Hib
  • Pneumococcal
  • Rotavirus
  • Men B

3 months:

  • 5-in-1, second dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
  • Meningitis C
  • Rotavirus
4 months:
  • 5-in-1, third dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
  • Pneumococcal, second dose
  • Men B

Between 12 and 13 months:

  • Meningitis C, second dose and
  • Hib, fourth dose (Hib/MenC given as a single jab)
  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), given as a single jab
  • Pneumococcal, third dose
  • Men B

2, 3 and 4 years old

 

  • Influenza

 

3 years and 4 months, or soon after:
  • MMR second jab
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio (DtaP/IPV), given as a 4-in-1 pre-school booster
Girls aged 12-13 years:
  • Cervical cancer (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer (girls only): three jabs given within six months. This course of immunisations is usually given at school.
Around 14 years:
  • Diphtheria, tetanus and polio booster (Td/IPV), given as a single jab usually given at school.
  • Men ACWY 
65 and over:
  • Flu (every year)
  • Pneumococcal

70 and 79 years old

  • Shingles

 

Vaccines For Risk Groups

 

People who fall into certain risk groups may be offered extra vaccines. These include vaccinations against diseases such as hepatitis B, tuberculosis (TB), seasonal flu and chickenpox. See the NHS Choices pages on vaccines for all age groups to find out whether you should have one.

 


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