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Immunisations

Below is the routine immunisation schedule from January 2020

Age due Diseases protected against Vaccine given and trade name Usual site
Eight weeks old 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) MenB Bexsero Left thigh
Rotavirus gastroenteritis Rotavirus Rotarix By mouth
Twelve weeks old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio,
Hib and hepatitis B
DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB Infanrix hexa Thigh
Pneumococcal (13 serotypes) Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) Prevenar 13 Thigh
Rotavirus Rotavirus Rotarix By mouth
Sixteen weeks old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, Hib and hepatitis B DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB Infanrix hexa Thigh
MenB MenB Bexsero Left thigh
One year old
(on or after the child’s first birthday)
Hib and MenC Hib/MenC Menitorix Upper arm/thigh
Pneumococcal PCV booster Prevenar 13 Upper arm/thigh
Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) MMR MMR VaxPRO2 or Priorix Upper arm/thigh
MenB MenB booster Bexsero Left thigh
Eligible paediatric age groups1 Influenza (each year from September) Live attenuated influenza vaccine LAIV2, 3 Fluenz Tetra2, 3 Both nostrils
Three years four months old or soon after Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio DTaP/IPV Repevax or Boostrix-IPV Upper arm
Measles, mumps and rubella MMR (check first dose given) MMR VaxPRO2 or Priorix Upper arm
Boys and girls aged twelve to thirteen years Cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and
18 (and genital warts caused by types 6 and 11)
HPV (two doses 6-24 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) Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine Upper arm
65 years of age and older Influenza (each year from September) Inactivated influenza vaccine Multiple Upper arm
70 years old Shingles Shingles Zostavax2 Upper arm

1. See Green book chapter 19 or visit www.gov.uk/government/publications/influenza-the-green-book-chapter-19 or www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/child-flu-vaccine/
2. Contains porcine gelatine.
3. If LAIV (live attenuated influenza vaccine) is contraindicated and child is in a clinical risk group, use inactivated flu vaccine.

 

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