Child Health 0 - 6 Years

Children's Immunisation Schedule

Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the age at which you should ideally have them.

Routine childhood immunisations 

When to immunise

Diseases protected against

Vaccine given

Site**

 

 

 

 

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 (MenB)

MenB

Left 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 (MenB)

Men B

Left thigh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One year old

Hib/MenC

Hib/MenC (Menitorix)

Upper arm/thigh

Pneumococcal disease

PCV (Prevenar 13)

Upper arm/thigh

Measles, mumpsand rubella (German measles)

MMR(Priorix or MMR VaxPRO)

Upper arm/thigh

MenB

MenB booster

Left thigh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two to six years old
(including children in
school years 1 and 2)

 

Influenza (each year from September)

Live attenuated influenza

 

Both nostrils

 

 

vaccine LAIV4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three years four months old or soon after

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio

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

Upper arm

Measles, mumpsand rubella

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

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.

Immunisations for at-risk children 

Target Group

Age & Schedule

Disease

Vaccines required

 

 

 

 

Babies born to hepatitis B infected
mothers

At birth, four weeks, eight weeks
and Boost at one year1

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B vaccine
(Engerix B / HBvaxPRO)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Infants in areas of the country with
TB incidence >= 40/100,000

 

At birth

Tuberculosis

BCG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Infants with a parent or grandparent
born in a high incidence country

At birth

Tuberculosis

BCG

 

Childrens Health

There is a good guide on the NHS website which describes various conditions affecting children. There is advice on how to diagnose them, how to treat them and if further advice should be consulted.

NHS childhood illness slideshow

When Should I Worry?

Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents. If you understand more about the illness it can help you to feel more in control. This booklet is for parents (and older children) and deals with common infections in children who are normally healthy.

Download the booklet

Conditions and Treatments

See the NHS Conditions and Treatments browser for an in-depth description of many common health issues.

These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice

 

 

 

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