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Childhood Immunisations

When Diseases Protected Vaccine given and name Usual Site(1)
2 months Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and hepatitis B DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB Infanrix hexa Thigh
Meningococcal group B (MenB) Men B Bexsero Left Thigh
Rotavirus Rotavirus Rotarix By mouth
Pneumococcal PCV Prevenar 13 Thigh
3 months Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, Hib and hepatitis B DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB infanrix hexa Thigh
Rotavirus Rotavirus Rotarix By mouth
4 months Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, Hib and hepatitis B DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB Infanrix hexa Thigh
Pneumococcal PCV Prevenar 13 Thigh
MenB MenB Bexsero Left thigh
12 - 13 months Hib/Meningococcal group C (Men C) Hib/Men C Menitorix Upper arm/thigh
Pneumococcal PCV Booster Prevenar 13 Upper arm/thigh
Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) MMR MMRVaxPRO(2) or Priorix Upper arm/thigh
MenB MenB Bexsero Left thigh
2(5) and 3 year olds and all children in primary school(6) Influenza (each year from October) Live attenuated influenza vaccine Fluenz Tetra(2,3) Both nostrils
3 years 4 months Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio DTaP/IPV Infanrix IPV or Repevax Upper arm
Measles, mumps and rubella MMR MMRVaxPRO(2) or Priorix Upper arm
12 to 13 years (school year 8) Cervical cancer (girls only), some head and neck and ano-genital cancers, and genital warts caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) HPV(4) (two doses 6 - 24 months apart) Gardasil Upper arm
14 to 15 years (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
Human papillomavirus (HPV) HPV 2nd dose(7) Gardasil Upper arm
  1. 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. For more details see chapters 4 and 11 in the Green Book. All injected vaccines are given intramuscularly unless otherwise stated
  2. Contains porcine gelatine.
  3. In Fluenz Tetra is contraindicated use a suitable inactivated quadrivalent flu vaccine.
  4. If first dose of HPV is given after 15th birthday, three doses are required at 0, 1 and 4-6 months apart.
  5. Children aged 2 years by 31st August prior to autumn/winter
  6. From reception class to school year 6.
  7. 2nd dose maybe due.
Selective childhood immunisations programmes(1)
Target Group Age and schedule Disease Vaccines required
Babies born to hepatitis B infected mothers At birth and 1 month old. Boost at 12 - 13 months old (2, 4) Hepatitis B Hepatitis B vaccines (Engerix B / HBVaxPRO)
Infants in areas of the country with TB incidence >= 40/100,000 At birth Tuberculosis BCG
Children wiht a parent of granparent born in a high incidence country (3) At birth Tuberculosis BCG
Children in a risk group for influenza 6 months to 17 years Influenza LAIV for ages 2 - 17 years. Inactivated flu vaccine for other ages or if LAIV contraindicated.
  1. Other vaccines may be recommended for individuals with certain underlying medical conditions.
  2. Take blood for HBsAg to exclude infection.
  3. Where the annual incidence of TB is >= 40/100,00 see www.gov.uk/government/publications/tuberculosis-tb-by-country-rates-per-100000-people
  4. In addition Infanrix Hexa (DTaP/IPV/HepB) given at 8, 12 and 16 weeks.
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