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Immunisations for Childrenstethoscope

These are the routine vaccinations that are offered free of charge on the NHS to all babies and children in the UK.

  • 6-in-1 vaccine
    • Protects against:
      • diphtheria
      • hepatitis B
      • Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b)
      • polio
      • tetanus
      • whooping cough

Given at: two, three and four months of age
Read more about the 6-in-1 vaccine

  • Pneumococcal or pneumo jab (PCV)
    • Protects against: some types of pneumococcal infection

Given at: two, four and 12-13 months of age
Read more about the pneumococcal jab

  • Rotavirus vaccine
    • Protects against: rotavirus infection, a common cause of childhood diarrhoea and sickness

Given at: two and three months of age
Read more about the rotavirus vaccine

  • Meningitis C (Men C)
    • Protects against: meningitis C (meningococcal type C)

Given at: three months and 12-13 months of age, and as a teenage booster at age 13-15 (from September 2013)
Read more about the Men C jab

  • Hib/Men C (booster)
    • Protects against: Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and meningitis C

Given at: 12-13 months of age
Read more about the Hib/Men C booster

  • MMR
    • Protects against: measles, mumps and rubella

Given at: 12-13 months and at three years and four months of age, or sometime thereafter
Read more about the MMR jab

  • Children’s flu vaccine
    • Protects against: flu

Given at: annually as a nasal spray in Sept/Oct for ages two, three and four
Read more about the flu vaccine for children

  • 4-in-1 pre-school booster
    • Protects against: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and polio

Given at: three years and four months of age, or soon after
Read more about the DTaP/IPV pre-school booster

  • HPV vaccine (girls only)
    • Protects against: cervical cancer

Given at: 12-13 years as two injections at least six months apart (but no more than 24 months apart)
Read more about the HPV vaccine

  • 3-in-1 teenage booster
    • Protects against: tetanus, diphtheria and polio

Given at: 13-18 years
Read more about the 3-in-1 teenage booster