Childhood Immunisations

Routine Childhood Immunisation Programme

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

When to immuniseDiseases protected againstVaccine given
2 months oldDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) Pneumococcal infectionDTaP/IPV/Hib and Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV)
3 months oldDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), Meningitis C (meningococcal group C)DTaP/IPV/Hib and MenC
4 months oldDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), Meningitis C, Pneumococcal infection
DTaP/IPV/Hib MenC and PCV
Around 12 monthsHaemophilus influenza type b (Hib) and meningitis CHib/MenC
Around 13 monthsMeasles, mumps and rubella (German measles), Pneumococcal infectionMMR and PCV
3 yrs 4 months to 5 years oldDiptheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio, measles, mumps & rubellaDTaP/IPV or dTaP/IPV and MMR
13 - 18 yrs oldTetanus, diphtheria and polioTd/IPV