Vaccination Schedule

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
Two months old Pneumococcal disease PCV (Prevenar 13) Thigh
Two months old Rotavirus Rotavirus (Rotarix) By mouth
Three months old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib DTaP/IPV/Hib (Pediacel) Thigh
Three months old Meningococcal group C disease (MenC) Men C (NeisVac-C or Menjugate) Thigh
Three months old Rotavirus Rotavirus (Rotarix) By Mouth
Four months old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib DTaP/IPV/Hib (Pediacel) Thigh
Four months old Pneumococcal disease PCV (Prevenar 13) Thigh
Four months old Hib/MenC Hib/MenC (Menitorix) Upper arm/thigh
Between 12 and 13 months old – within a month of the first birthday Pneumococcal disease 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 Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio dTaP/IPV (Repevax) or DTaP/IPV (Infanrix-IPV) Upper arm
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
Girls 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), and check MMR status Upper arm
Around 14 years old Meningitis C 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.

The Meningitis C vaccination will be introduced during the 2013/14 academic year and the vaccine supplied will depend on the brands available at the time of ordering

 

Immunisations for at-risk children

When to immunise Diseases protected against Vaccine given Site
At birth, 1 month old, 2 months old and 12 months old Hepatitis B Hep B Thigh
At birth Tuberculosis BCG Upper arm (intradermal)

 

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