Vaccination schedules

Vaccination Schedule

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:

  1. 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: Trade name Infanrix hexa: Site Thigh
  2. Pneumococcal infection (13 serotypes): given as Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV): Trade name Prevenar 13: Site Thigh
  3. Meningococcal group B (MenB): given as MenB: Trade name Bexsero: Site left thigh
  4. Rotavirus gastroenteritis: given as rotavirus: Trade name Rotarix: Site by mouth

3 months:

  1. Second dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB): given as a 6-in-1 single jab known as DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB: Trade name Infanrix hexa: Site Thigh
  2. Second dose Rotavirus gastroenteritis: given as rotavirus: Trade name Rotarix: Site by mouth

4 months:

  1. Third dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB): given as a 6-in-1 single jab known as DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB: Trade name Infanrix hexa: Site Thigh
  2. Second dose Pneumococcal infection (13 serotypes): given as Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV): Trade name Prevenar 13: Site Thigh
  3. Second dose Meningococcal group B (MenB): given as MenB: Trade name Bexsero: Site left thigh
  4. Hib and MenC: given as Hib/MenC: Trade name Mentorix: Site upper arm/thigh

Between 12 and 13 months:

  1. Third dose Pneumococcal infection (13 serotypes): given as Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV): Trade name Prevenar 13: Site Thigh
  2. Booster Meningococcal group B (MenB): given as MenB booster: Trade name Bexsero: Site left thigh
  3. Firts dose MMR (measles, mumps and rubella): known as MMR: Trade name MMR VaxPRO or Priorix: Site upper arm/thigh

Between 2 and 8 years old (including children in reception class and school years 1-4)

  1. Yearly Influenza (each year from September): Known as live attenuated influenza vaccine LAIV: Trade name Fluenz Tera: Site both nostrils

3 years and 4 months, or soon after:

  1. Booster Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio (DtaP/IPV), given as a 4-in-1 pre-school booster: Trade name Infanrix IPV or Repevax: Site upper arm
  2. Second dose MMR (measles, mumps and rubella): known as MMR: Trade name MMR VaxPRO or Priorix: Site upper arm/thigh

Around 12-13 years:

  1. Cervical cancer (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer and caused by humna papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18 (and genital warts caused by types 6 and 11) (girls only): known as HPV (two doses given 6-24 months apart): Trade name Gardasil: site upper arm

Around 14 years:

  1. Booster Diphtheria, tetanus, and polio (Td/IPV) amd check MMR status: given as a 3-in-1 pre-school booster: Trade name Revaxis: Site upper arm
  2. Meningococcal groups A,C,W and Y disease: given as MenACWY: Trade name Nimenrix or Menveo: Site upper arm

65 years ol:

  1. Pneumococcal (23 serotypes): given as Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV): Trade name Pneumoccoal poylsaccharide vaccine: Site upper amr

65 and over:

  1. Influneza (each year in September): given as inactivated influneza vaccine: Trade name Multiple: Site upper arm

70 years oldr:

  1. Shingles: given as shingles: Trade name Zostavax: Site upper arm

Seasonal Flu Vaccination

Influenza – flu – is a highly infectious and potentially serious illness caused by influenza viruses. Each year the make-up of the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the influenza viruses that the World Heath Organization decide are most likely to be circulating in the coming winter.

Regular immunisation (vaccination) is given free of charge to the following at-risk people, to protect them from seasonal flu: