Routine Childhood Immunisations

Each vaccination is given as a single injection into the muscle of the thigh or upper arm.

Two Months Old

Protection against Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) Pneumococcal infection. Vaccine given is DTaP/IPV/Hib and Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine(PCV).

Three Months Old

Protection against Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) Meningitis C (meningococcal group C). Vaccine given is DTaP/IPV/Hib and MenC.

Four Months Old

Protection against Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) Meningitis C and Pneumococcal infection. Vaccine given is DTaP/IPV/Hib, MenC and PCV.

Around 12 Months

Protection against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and meningitis C. Vaccine given is Hib/MenC.

Around 13 Months

Measles, mumps and rubella (German Measles) and Pneumococcal infection. Vaccine given is MMR and PCV.

Three Years and Four Months to Five Years Old

Protection against Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio, measles, mumps and rubella. Vaccine given is DTaP/IPV or dTaP/IPV and MMR.

Thirteen to Eighteen Years Old

Tetanus, diptheria and polio. Vaccine given is Td/IPV.

 

In addition to routine immunisations, the following non-routine immunisations are also offered;

At Birth

To babies who are more likely to come into contact with TB than the general population:

  • Protection against Tuberculosis. Vaccine given is BCG.

To babies whose mothers are hepatitis B positive:

  • Protection against Hepatitis B. Vaccine given is Hep B.