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Vaccination Schedule

Vaccination Schedule

Routine childhood immunisations 

When to immunise

Diseases protected against

Vaccine given

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Two months old

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

DTaP/IPV/Hib (Pediacel)

Thigh

Pneumococcal disease

PCV (Prevenar 13)

Thigh

Rotavirus

Rotavirus (Rotarix)

By mouth

Meningococcal group B

Bexsero

Thigh

Three months old

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib

DTaP/IPV/Hib (Pediacel)

Thigh

Meningococcal group C disease (MenC)

Men C (NeisVac-C or Menjugate)

Thigh

Rotavirus

Rotavirus (Rotarix)

By mouth

Four months old

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib

DTaP/IPV/Hib (Pediacel)

Thigh

Pneumococcal disease

PCV (Prevenar 13)

Thigh

Meningococcal group B

Bexsero

Thigh

Between 12 and 13 months old – within a month of the first birthday

Hib/MenC

Hib/MenC (Menitorix)

Upper arm/thigh

Pneumococcal disease

PCV (Prevenar 13)

Upper arm/thigh

Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles)

MMR (Priorix or MMR VaxPRO)

Upper arm/thigh

Three years four months old or soon after

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio

dTaP/IPV (Repevax) or DTaP/IPV(Infanrix-IPV)

Upper arm

Measles, mumps and rubella

MMR (Priorix or MMR VaxPRO)(check first dose has been given)

Upper arm

Girls aged 12 to 13 years old

Cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus types 16 and 18 (and genital warts caused by types 6 and 11)

HPV (Gardasil)

Upper arm

Around 14 years old

Tetanus, diphtheria and polio

Td/IPV (Revaxis), and check MMR status

Upper arm

Meningitis C

(Meningitec, Menjugate or NeisVac-C)

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

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 old

Hepatitis B

Hep B

Thigh

At birth

Tuberculosis

BCG

Upper arm (intradermal)



 
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