Immunisation information for health professionals and immunisation practitioners.

The routine immunisation schedule: from Autumn 2018

Age due Diseases protected against Vaccine given Usual site*

8 weeks old

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), and hepatitis B

DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB

Thigh

Pneumococcal (13 serotypes)

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV)

Thigh

Meningococcal group B (MenB)

MenB

Left thigh

Rotavirus gastroenteritis

Rotavirus

By mouth

12 weeks old

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, Hib, and hepatitis B

DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB

Thigh

Rotavirus

Rotavirus

By mouth

16 weeks old

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, Hib, and hepatitis B

DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB

Thigh

Pneumococcal (13 serotypes)

PCV

Thigh

MenB

MenB

Left thigh

1 year old (on or after the child’s first birthday)

Hib and MenC

Hib/MenC

Upper arm/thigh

Pneumococcal

PCV 

Upper arm/thigh

Measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles)

MMR

Upper arm/thigh

MenB

MenB booster

Left thigh

Eligible paediatric age groups*

Influenza (each year from September)

Live attenuated influenza vaccine LAIV†,

Both nostrils

3 years 4 months old or soon after

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, and polio

DTaP/IPV

Upper arm

Measles, mumps, and rubella

MMR (check first dose given)

Upper arm

Girls aged 12 to 13 years

Cervical cancer 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)

Upper arm

14 years old (school year 9)

Tetanus, diphtheria, and polio

Td/IPV (check MMR status)

Upper arm

Meningococcal groups A, C, W, and Y disease

MenACWY

Upper arm

65 years old

Pneumococcal (23 serotypes)

Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV)

Upper arm

65 years of age and older

Influenza (each year from September)

Inactivated influenza vaccine

Upper arm

70 years old

Shingles

Shingles

Upper arm

* 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/ 

Some vaccines contain porcine gelatine

If LAIV (live attenuated influenza vaccine) is contraindicated and child is in a clinical risk group, use inactivated flu vaccine

Last updated 17 September 2018.

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