The routine immunisation schedule: from spring 2018
The routine immunisation schedule—updated on a regular basis—provides immunisation information for health professionals and immunisation practitioners. All the vaccines detailed in the schedule can be ordered from www.immform.dh.gov.uk free of charge with the exception of the inactivated influenza vaccine for adults, and the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV).
All footnotes are explained in full below the table.
|Age due||Diseases protected against||Vaccine given||Usual site|
|8 weeks old||Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), and hepatitis B||DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB||Thigh|
|Pneumococcal (13 serotypes)||Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV)||Thigh|
|Meningococcal group B (MenB)||MenB
|Rotavirus gastroenteritis||Rotavirus||By mouth|
|12 weeks old||Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, Hib, and hepatitis B||DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB||Thigh|
|16 weeks old||Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and Hib, and hepatitis B||DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB||Thigh|
|Pneumococcal (13 serotypes)||PCV||Thigh|
|1 year old (on or after the child's first birthday)||Hib and MenC||Hib/MenC||Upper arm/thigh|
|Measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles)||MMR*||Upper arm/thigh|
|2 to 8 years old† (including children in reception class and school years 1–4)
||Influenza (each year from September)||Live attenuated influenza vaccine LAIV*‡
|3 years 4 months old or soon after||Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, and polio||DTaP/IPV||Upper arm|
|Measles, mumps, and rubella||MMR (check first dose given)*||Upper arm|
|Girls aged 12 to 13 years||Cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18 (and genital warts caused by types 6 and 11)||HPV (two doses 6–24 months apart)||Upper arm|
|14 years old (school year 9)||Tetanus, diphtheria, and polio||Td/IPV (check MMR status)||Upper arm|
|Meningococcal groups A, C, W, and Y disease||MenACWY||Upper arm|
|65 years old||Pneumococcal (23 serotypes)||Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV)||Upper arm|
|65 years of age and older||Influenza (each year from September)||Inactivated influenza vaccine||Upper arm|
|70 years old||Shingles||Shingles*||Upper arm|
* Some vaccines contain porcine gelatine.
† Age on 31 August 2017.
‡ If LAIV (live attenuated influenza vaccine) is contraindicated and child is in a clinical risk group, use inactivated flu vaccine.
Public Health England. The routine immunisation schedule: from spring 2018. April 2018.
First included: May 2016, updated April 2018.