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The routine immunisation schedule
Age due Diseases protected against Vaccine given Usual site*
8 weeks old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) DTaP/IPV/Hib 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, and Hib DTaP/IPV/Hib Thigh
Rotavirus Rotavirus By mouth
16 weeks old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and Hib DTaP/IPV/Hib Thigh
MenB MenB Left thigh
Pneumococcal (13 serotypes) PCV Thigh
1 year old Hib and MenC Hib/MenC booster Upper arm/thigh
Pneumococcal (13 serotypes) PCV booster Upper arm/thigh
Measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles) MMR Upper arm/thigh
MenB MenB booster Left thigh
2 to 8 years old (including children in school years 1, 2, and 3)§ Influenza (each year from September) Live attenuated influenza vaccine LAIV Both nostrils
3 years 4 months old 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 arml
* 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 2.5 cm apart. For more details see Chapters 4 and 11 in the Green Book. All injected vaccines are given intramuscularly unless stated otherwise
† Only for infants born on or after 1 May 2015
‡ If LAIV (live attenuated influenza vaccine) is contraindicated and child is in a clinical risk group, use inactivated flu vaccine
§ At appropriate age up to 31 August 2016 and also Including primary school aged children in the pilots
l This can be administered subcutaneously but intramuscular is preferred.
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Last updated: 09/06/2016