Immunisation Time Table

Many potentially fatal diseases have been virtually eradicated in the UK due to the availability of vaccinations. It is very important that all individuals are fully immunised. Reminders for childhood immunisations are sent out by the Health Authority.

Age due Diseases protected against Vaccine given and trade name Usual site1
Eight weeks old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) DTaP/IPV/Hib

Pediacel or

Infanrix IPV Hib

Thigh
Pneumococcal (13 serotypes) Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) Prevenar 13 Thigh
Meningococcal group B (MenB)2 MenB2 Bexsero Left thigh
Rotavirus gastroenteritis Rotavirus Rotarix By mouth
Twelve weeks Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib DTaP/IPV/Hib

Pediacel or

Infanrix IPV Hib

Thigh
Meningococcal group C (MenC) MenC NeisVac-C Thigh
Rotavirus Rotavirus Rotarix By mouth
Sixteen weeks old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib DTaP/IPV/Hib

Pediacel or

Infanrix IPV Hib

Thigh
MenB2 MenB2 Bexsero Left thigh
Pneumococcal (13 serotypes) PCV Prevenar 13 Thigh
One year old Hib and MenC Hib/MenC booster Menitorix Upper arm/thigh
Pneumococcal (13 serotypes) PCV booster Prevenar 13 Upper arm/thigh
Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) MMR MMR VaxPRO3 or Priorix Upper arm/thigh
MenB2 MenB booster2 Bexsero Left thigh
Two to six years old (including children in school years 1 and 2) Influenza (each year from September) Live attenuated influenza vaccine LAIV4 Fluenz Tetra3 Both nostrils
Three years four months old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio DTaP/IPV Infanrix IPV or Repevax Upper arm
Measles, mumps and rubella MMR (check first dose given) MMR VaxPRO3 or Priorix Upper arm
Girls aged 12 to 13 years Cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18 (and genital warts caused by types 6 and 11) HPV (two doses 6-12 months apart) Gardasil Upper arm
Fourteen years old (school year 9) Tetanus, diphtheria and polio Td/IPV (check MMR status) Revaxis Upper arm

Meningococcal groups A, C, W

and Y disease

MenACWY Nimenrix or Menveo Upper arm
65 years old Pneumococcal (23 serotypes) Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV) Pneumovax II Upper arm
65 years of age and older Influenza (each year from September) Inactivated influenza vaccine Multiple Upper arm
70 years old Shingles Shingles Zostavax3 Upper arm (subcutaneous)
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