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Vaccination Schedule

Routine childhood immunisations 

When to immunise

Diseases protected against

Vaccine given


Eight weeks oldDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and hepatitis BDTaP/IPV/Hib (Pediacel)Thigh
Pneumococcal diseasePCV (Prevenar 13)Thigh
RotavirusRotavirus (Rotarix)By mouth
Meningoccal group BMenB2 (Bexsero)Upper arm
Twelve weeks oldDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib and Hepatitis BDTaP/IPV/Hib (Pediacel)Thigh
RotavirusRotavirus (Rotarix)By mouth
Sixteen weeks oldDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, Hib and Hepatitis BDTaP/IPV/Hib (Pediacel)Thigh
Pneumococcal diseasePCV (Prevenar 13)Thigh
Meningoccal group BMenB2 (Bexsero)Upper arm
One year old Hib/MenCHib/MenC (Menitorix)Upper arm/thigh
PneumococcalPCV (Prevenar 13)Upper arm/thigh
Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles)MMR (Priorix or MMR VaxPRO)Upper arm/thigh
MenBMenB Booster2 (Bexsero)Left Thigh
Two to six years old (including children in school years 1 and 2)Influenza (each year from September)LAIV4 (Fluenz Tetra3)Both Nostrils
Three years four months old or soon afterDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and poliodTaP/IPV (Repevax) or DTaP/IPV(Infanrix-IPV)Upper arm
Measles, mumps and rubella BoosterMMR (Priorix or MMR VaxPRO)(check first dose has been given)Upper arm
Girls aged 12 to 13 years oldCervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus types 16 and 18 (and genital warts caused by types 6 and 11)HPV (Gardasil)Upper arm
Fourteen years old (school year 9)Tetanus, diphtheria and polioTd/IPV (Revaxis), check MMR statusUpper arm
Meningoccal groups A, C, W and Y diseaseMenACWY (Nimenrix or Menveo)Upper arm


Please note

** 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.

The Meningitis C vaccination will be introduced during the 2013/14 academic year and the vaccine supplied will depend on the brands available at the time of ordering

Selective childhood immunisation programmes 

Target Group

Age and schedule


Vaccines required

Babies born to hepatitis B infected mothersAt birth, four weeks, eight weeks and at one yearHepatitis BHepatitis B vaccines (Engerix B / HBVaxPRO)
Infants in areas of the country with TB incidence >= 40/100,000At birthTuberculosisBCG
Infants with a parent or grandparent born in a high incidence countryAt birthTuberculosisBCG

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