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Vaccination Schedule

2 months old:

  • 5-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/Hib) vaccine - this single jab contains vaccines to protect against five separate diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (known as Hib - a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children).
  • Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine.
  • Rotavirus vaccine.
  • Men B vaccine.

3 months old:

  • 5-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/Hib) vaccine - second dose.
  • Men C (Meningitis C) (meningococcal group C) vaccine.
  • Rotavirus vaccine - second dose.

4 months old:

  • 5-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/Hib) vaccine - third dose.
  • Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine - second dose.
  • Men B vaccine - second dose.

12 - 13 months old:

  • Hib/Men C booster, given as a single jab containing meningitis C - second dose and Hib - fourth dose
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) (MMR) vaccine, given as a single jab.
  • Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine - third dose.
  • Men B vaccine - third dose.

2, 3 & 4 years plus school years one and two:

  • Children's flu vaccine (annual).

From 3 years and 4 months (up to starting school):

  • 4-in-1 (DTaP/IPV) pre-school booster, given as a single jab containing vaccines against diphteria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis) and polio.
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) (MMR) - second dose.

12 - 13 years (girls only):

  • HPV vaccine - which protects against cervical cancer - two injections given between six months and 2 years apart.

13 - 18 years old:

  • 3-in-1 (Td/IPV) teenage booster, given as a single jab and contains vaccines against diptheria, tetanus and polio.
  • Men ACWY vaccine.

19 - 25 years (first-time students only)

  • Men ACWY vaccine.

65 years and over:

  • Flu (every year).
  • Pneumococcal (PPV) vaccine - one off injection.

70 years (and 78 and 79 year olds as a catch-up):

  • Shingles vaccine.

Vaccines for Special Groups:

There are some vaccines that aren't routinely available to everyone on the NHS, but that are available for people who fall into certain risk groups, such as pregnant women, people with long-term health conditions and healthcare workers.

Additional ones include hepatitis B vaccination, TB vaccination and chickenpox vaccination.

Travel Vaccines

There are some travel vaccines that you should be able to have free on the NHS from your local surgery.  These include the hepatitis A vaccine, the typhoid vaccine and the cholera vaccine.  Other travel vaccines, such as yellow fever vaccination, are only available privately.

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