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Beech Tree Medical Practice
Dr. J.S. Ahluwalia, Dr. Meena D’Mello & Dr Iffat Imtiaz


Childhood Vaccinations


One of the most important things that a parent can do for their child is to make sure that they have all their routine childhood vaccinations. It's the most effective way of keeping them protected against infectious diseases.

 

Ideally, kids should have their jabs at the right age to protect them as early as possible and minimise the risk of infection.


Vaccination Checklist

 

Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the age at which you should ideally have them.

 

 

6-in-1 vaccine

Protects against: diphtheriatetanuswhooping coughpolio, Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) and hepatitis B.

Given at: 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age to all babies born on or after 1 August 2017.

Read more about the 6-in-1 vaccine

Pneumococcal or pneumo jab (PCV)

Protects against: some types of pneumococcal infection

Given at: 8 weeks, 16 weeks and one year of age

Read more about the pneumococcal jab

Rotavirus vaccine

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

Given at: 8 and 12 weeks of age

Read more about the rotavirus vaccine

Men B vaccine

Protects againstmeningitis (caused by meningococcal type B bacteria)

Given at: 8 weeks, 16 weeks and one year of age

Read more about the Men B vaccine.

Hib/Men C vaccine

Protects against: Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and meningitiscaused by meningococcal group C bacteria

Given at: one year of age

Read more about the Hib/Men C vaccine.

MMR vaccine

Protects against: measlesmumps and rubella

Given at: one year and at three years and four months of age

Read more about the MMR jab

Children's flu vaccine

Protects againstflu

Given at: annually as a nasal spray in Sept/Oct for all children aged two to eight years on 31 August 2017.

Read more about the flu vaccine for children

4-in-1 pre-school booster

Protects against: diphtheriatetanuswhooping cough and polio

Given at: three years and four months of age

Read more about the DTaP/IPV pre-school booster

HPV vaccine (girls only)

Protects againstcervical cancer

Given at: 12-13 years as two injections at least six months apart

Read more about the HPV vaccine

3-in-1 teenage booster

Protects againsttetanusdiphtheria and polio

Given at: 14 years

Read more about the 3-in-1 teenage booster

Men ACWY vaccine

Protects againstmeningitis (caused by meningococcal types A, C, W and Y bacteria) 

Given at: 14 years and new university students aged 19-25

Read more about the Men ACWY vaccine

 

 

65 and over: 

  • Flu (every year)
  • Pneumococcal

Vaccines For Risk Groups

 

People who fall into certain risk groups may be offered extra vaccines. These include vaccinations against diseases such as hepatitis B, tuberculosis (TB), seasonal flu and chickenpox. See the NHS Choices pages on vaccines for adults to find out whether you should have one.

 

Read more about vaccines for kids on the NHS Choices website.


Content provided by NHS Choices.


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