2 months old:
- 6-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/Hib/Hep B) vaccine – this single jab contains vaccines to protect against six separate diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis), polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (known as Hib – a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children) and hepatitis B
- Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine.
- Rotavirus vaccine.
- Men B vaccine.
3 months old:
- 6-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/Hib/Hep B) vaccine – second dose.
- Rotavirus vaccine – second dose.
4 months old:
- 6-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/Hib/Hep B) vaccine – third dose.
- Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine – second dose.
- Men B vaccine – second dose.
12 – 13 months old:
- Hib/Men C booster, given as a single jab containing meningitis C – first dose and Hib – fourth dose
- Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) (MMR) vaccine, given as a single jab.
- Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine – third dose.
- Men B vaccine – third dose.
2 and 3 years (in surgery) plus primary school children (school based programme):
- Children’s flu vaccine (annual).
From 3 years and 4 months (up to starting school):
- 4-in-1 (DTaP/IPV) pre-school booster, given as a single jab containing vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis) and polio.
- Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) (MMR) – second dose.
12 – 13 years (girls and boys only):
- HPV vaccine – which protects against cervical cancer (females) and oral/throat/some anal genital cancers- two injections given between six months and 2 years apart.
13 – 18 years old:
- 3-in-1 (Td/IPV) teenage booster, given as a single jab and contains vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus and polio.
- Men ACWY vaccine.
19 – 25 years (first-time students only)
- Men ACWY vaccine.
65 years and over:
- Flu (every year).
- Pneumococcal (PPV) vaccine – usually one off injection.
70 years and over :
- Shingles vaccine.
Vaccines for Special Groups:
There are some vaccines that aren’t routinely available to everyone on the NHS, but that are available for people who fall into certain risk groups, such as pregnant women, people with long-term health conditions and healthcare workers.
Additional ones include hepatitis B vaccination, TB vaccination and chickenpox vaccination.
MMR is a safe and effective combined vaccine that protects against 3 separate illnesses – measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) – in a single injection. The full course of MMR vaccination requires 2 doses.
For information regarding the MMR Vaccine, please take a look at the leaflet below, as well as the information provided on the NHS website.
There are some travel vaccines that you should be able to have free on the NHS from your local surgery. These include the hepatitis A vaccine, the typhoid vaccination, tetanus/diphtheria and polio vaccination and MMR vaccination. Other travel vaccines, such as yellow fever vaccination and Rabies vaccinations are only available privately from a travel health clinic