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Childhood Immunisation

The Routine Immunisation Schedule

Age Due Diseases Protected Against Vaccine Given and Trade Name Usual Site(1)
Eight weeks old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) DTaP/IPV/Hib Pediacel or Infanrix IPV Hib Thigh
Pneumococcal (13 serotypes) Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) Prevenar 13 Thigh
Meningococcal group B (MenB)(2) MenB(2) Bexsero Left thigh
Rotavirus gastroenteritis Rotavirus Rotarix By mouth
Twelve weeks Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib DTaP/IPV/Hib Pediacel or Infanrix IPV Hib Thigh
Rotavirus Rotavirus Rotarix By mouth
Sixteen weeks old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib DTaP/IPV/Hib Pediacel or Infanrix IPV Hib Thigh
MenB(2) MenB(2) Bexsero Left thigh
Pneumococcal (13 serotypes) PCV Prevenar 13 Thigh
One year old Hib and MenC Hib/MenC booster Menitorix Upper arm/thigh
Pneumococcal (13 serotypes) PCV booster Prevenar 13 Upper arm/thigh
Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) MMR MMR VaxPRO(3) or Priorix Upper arm/thigh
MenB(2) MenB(2) Bexsero Left thigh
Two to eight years old (including children in school years 1, 2 and 3)(5) Influenza (each year from September) Live attenuated influenza vaccine LAIV(4) Fluenz Tetra(3) Both nostrils
Three years four months old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio DTaP/IPV Infanrix IPV or Repevax Upper arm
Measles, mumps and rubella MMR (check first dose given) MMR VaxPRO(3) or Priorix Upper arm
Girls aged 12 to 13 years Cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18 (and genital warts caused by types 6 and 11) HPV (two doses 6-24 months apart) Gardasil Upper arm
Fourteen years old (school year 9) Tetanus, diphtheria and polio Td/IPV (check MMR status) Revaxis Upper arm
Meningococcal groups A, C, W and Y disease MenACWY Nimenrix or Menveo Upper arm
65 years old Pneumococcal (23 serotypes) Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV) Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine Upper arm
65 years of age and older Influenza (each year from September) Inactivated influenza vaccine Multiple Upper arm
70 years old Shingles Shingles Zostavax(3) Upper arm (subcutaneous)(6)

(1) Where two or more injections are required at once, these should ideally be given in different limbs. Where this is not possible, injections in the same limb should be given 2.5cm apart. For more details see Chapters 4 and 11 in the Green Book. All injected vaccines are given intramuscularly unless stated otherwise.

(2) Only for infants born on or after 1 May 2015

(3) Contains porcine gelatine

(4) If LAIV (live attenuated influenza vaccine) is contraindicated and child is in a clinical risk group, use inactivated flu vaccine

(5) At appropriate age up to 31st August 2016 and also including primary school aged children in the pilots

(6) This can be administered subcutaneously but intramuscular is preferred


If your child has missed any of these immunisations or started them late, don’t worry. Your doctor or practice nurse will tell you how to fit them in so that your child is fully protected.

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