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Vaccination Schedule

Routine childhood immunisations 

When to immunise

Diseases protected against

Vaccine given

Site**

Two months oldDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)DTaP/IPV/Hib (Pediacel)Thigh
Pneumococcal diseasePCV (Prevenar 13)Thigh
RotavirusRotavirus (Rotarix)By mouth
Three months oldDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and HibDTaP/IPV/Hib (Pediacel)Thigh
Meningococcal group C disease (MenC)Men C (NeisVac-C or Menjugate)Thigh
RotavirusRotavirus (Rotarix)By mouth
Four months oldDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and HibDTaP/IPV/Hib (Pediacel)Thigh
Pneumococcal diseasePCV (Prevenar 13)Thigh
Between 12 and 13 months old – within a month of the first birthdayHib/MenCHib/MenC (Menitorix)Upper arm/thigh
Pneumococcal diseasePCV (Prevenar 13)Upper arm/thigh
Measles, mumpsand rubella (German measles)MMR(Priorix or MMR VaxPRO)Upper arm/thigh
Three years four months old or soon afterDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and poliodTaP/IPV (Repevax) or DTaP/IPV(Infanrix-IPV)Upper arm
Measles, mumpsand rubellaMMR (Priorix or MMR VaxPRO)(check first dose has been given)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.

Immunisations for at-risk children 

When to immunise

Diseases protected against

Vaccine given

Site

At birth, 1 month old, 2 months old and 12 months oldHepatitis BHep BThigh
At birthTuberculosisBCGUpper arm (intradermal)

Meningitis ACWY catch up programme (vaccine in stock)

Change in the criteria as of July 2016

Any school leaver born on or after 1st April 2001 who has missed a school base dose will remain eligible until their 25th birthday.

Vaccine available from:

Which school year of pupils is the vaccine for?

Dates of birth of pupils/students who will receive the vaccine (inclusive)

 

Available now (opened 1 April 2016)

 

Current school year 13 catch-up programme

1/9/1997 to 31/8/1998

Available now (opened 1 Jan 2016)

 

Current school year 11 catch-up programme

1/9/1999 to 31/8/2000

Available now (opened Sept 2015)

Routine adolescent programme (current school year 9 or 10)

 

1/9/2000 to 31/8/2002

Available now for those that missed vaccination

 

2014/15 school year 13s

1/9/1996 to 31/8/1997

Available now for those that missed vaccination

 

Older university entrants (freshers’ programme

1/9/1990 to 31/8/1996

1 April 2017

 

Current school year 12s (who will be school year 13 when the vaccine becomes available in academic year 2016/17

1/9/1998 to 31/8/1999




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