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Routine Immunisation Schedule

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, children 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 infection
  • Meningococcal group B
  • Rotavirus

3 months:

  • 5-in-1, second dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
  • Rotavirus, second dose
4 months:
  • 5-in-1, third dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
  • Pneumococcal infection, second dose
  • Meningococcal group B, second dose

Between 12 and 13 months:

  • Hib and Men C 
  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), given as a single jab
  • Pneumococcal infection, third dose
  • Meningococcal group B, third dose

Two to Six years old (including children in schools years 1 and 2)

  • Influenza (each year from September)

Three years four months old

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio (DtaP/IPV), given as a 4-in-1 pre-school booster
  • MMR second dose

Girls and Boys (from September 2019) aged 12 to 13 years

  • Cervical cancer (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer: two injections six to twenty-four months apart (given in  School, but if you have missed the vaccination programme, it can be given up to the age of 18 - discuss with the Practice Nurse)  - Patient Leaflet - HPV Vaccine

Fourteen years old (Year 9)

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and polio booster (Td/IPV), given as a single jab
  • Meningitis ACWY, booster (at School)

65 years

  • Flu (each year from September)
  • Pneumococcal (once only)

70 years

  • 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 adults to find out whether you should have one.


Read more about vaccines for children on the NHS Choices website.

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