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Vaccinations

Here is a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK, and the age at which you should ideally have them.

2 months:

  • 5-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/Hib) vaccine – this single jab contains vaccines to protect against five separate diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib, a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or Meningitis in young children)
  • Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine
  • Rotavirus vaccine

3 months:

  • 5-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/Hib) vaccine, second dose
  • Meningitis C
  • Rotavirus vaccine, second dose

4 months:

  • 5-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/Hib) vaccine, third dose
  • Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine, second dose

Between 12 and 13 months:

  • Hib/Men C booster, given as a single jab containing Meningitis C (second dose) and Hib (fourth dose)
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, given as a single jab
  • Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine, third dose

2 and 3 years:

  • Flu vaccine (annual)

3 years and 4 months, or soon after:

  • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, second dose
  • 4-in-1 (DTaP/IPV) pre-school booster, given as a single jab containing vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis) and polio

Around 12-13 years:

  • HPV vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer (girls only) – three jabs given within six months

Around 13-18 years:

  • 3-in-1 (Td/IPV) teenage booster, given as a single jab which contains vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus and polio

Around 13-15 years

  • Meningitis C booster (from September 2013)

65 and over:

  • Flu (every year)
  • Pneumococcal (PPV vaccine)

70 years:

  • Shingles vaccine (from September 2013)

Travel Vaccinations

If you are travelling abroad and require vaccinations you will need to complete a travel risk assessment form and contact the surgery at least two days later to make an appointment for your vaccinations.

Some courses of vaccinations take two or three months to complete so please take this into consideration when planning your journey. Most travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge.

For more information on vaccinations please see Common Health Questions

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