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Children's immunisationsHealth Advice - Childhood Immunisations

At birth

  • Tuberculosis (BCG) for those with infected or previously infected family members; all babies living in UK areas where the incidence of TB is 40/100,000 or greater, babies whose parents or grandparents were born in a country with a TB prevalence of 40/100,000 or higher. Immigrants from countries with a high prevalence of tuberculosis and their children and infants.
  • Hepatitis B for babies born to mothers who are chronic carriers of hepatitis B virus or to mothers who have had acute hepatitis B during pregnancy plus their close family members.

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 
  • Rotavirus
  • Meningitis B

3 months:                    

  • 5-in-1, second dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
  • Meningitis C
  • Rotavirus, second dose

4 months:

  • 5-in-1, third dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
  • Pneumococcal infection, second dose
  • Meningitis B, second dose

Around 12 - 13 months:

  • Hib/Men C, given as single vaccination: Hib, 4th dose and Men C, second dose
  • Hib, fourth dose (Hib/MenC given as a single jab)
  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), given as a single jab
  • Pneumococcal infection, third dose
  • Meningitis B, third dose

2, 3 and 4 years and school years 1 and 2:

  • Children's flu vaccine (annually)

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

Around 12-13 years (girls only):

  • Cervical cancer (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer: two jabs given between six months and two years apart

Around 13-18 years:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and polio booster (Td/IPV), given as a single jab
  • Men ACWY vaccine

19 - 25 years (first time university students):

  • Men ACWY vaccine

For a guide to childhood immunisations and the diseases they prevent, and the most up to date immunisation schedule please visit the NHS immunisation advice

Parents with concerns over the MMR vaccination are advised to visit the NHS section on MMR vaccincation designed to give you all the facts about Measles, Mumps and Rubella and vaccination, so you can  decide what is best for your child.rates are high.