Vaccination Schedule

Routine childhood immunisations

When to immunise Diseases protected against Vaccine given Site**
8 weeks Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and Hepatitis B (1st dose) Infanrix Hexa Thigh
8 weeks Meningitis B (1st dose) Bexsero Thigh
8 weeks Rotavirus Rotavirus (Rotarix) By mouth
12 weeks Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and Hepatitis B(2nd dose) Infanrix Hexa Thigh
12 weeks Pneumonia Prevenar 13  
12 weeks Rotavirus Rotavirus (Rotarix) By Mouth
16 weeks Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and Hepatitis B (3rd dose) DTaP/IPV/Hib (Pediacel) Thigh
16 weeks Meningitis B ( 2nd dose) Bexsero Upper arm/thigh
Between 12 and 13 months old – within a month of the first birthday Pneumococcal disease ( 2nd dose) PCV (Prevenar 13) Upper arm/thigh
Between 12 and 13 months old – within a month of the first birthday Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) MMR (Priorix or MMR VaxPRO) Upper arm/thigh
Between 12 and 13 months old – within a month of the first birthday Haemophilus B (HiB),Meningitis C (1st dose) Menitorix Upper arm/thigh
Between 12 and 13 months old – within a month of the first birthday Meningitis B (3rd dose) Bexsero Upper thigh/arm
2-10 years Influenza yearly Nasal Spray flu vaccine nose
Three years four months old or soon after Measles, mumps and rubella MMR (Priorix or MMR VaxPRO)(check first dose has been given) Upper arm
Three years four months old or soon after Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio Repevax upper arm
Girls and Boys 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) Upper arm
Around 14 years old Meningitis  A,C,W and Y Meningitec, Menjugate or NeisVac-C Upper arm

**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.

 

 

Tuberculosis vaccination is offered to babies who are at higher risk of contracting TB. It is no longer part of the routine schedule in London due to a drop in numbers of people with TB.