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The routine immunisation schedule: from Autumn 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 dueDiseases protected againstVaccine givenUsual 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
Left thigh
Rotavirus gastroenteritis Rotavirus By mouth
12 weeks old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, Hib, and hepatitis B DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB Thigh
Rotavirus Rotavirus By mouth
16 weeks old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and Hib, and hepatitis B DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB Thigh
Pneumococcal (13 serotypes) PCV Thigh
MenB MenB Left thigh
1 year old (on or after the child's first birthday) Hib and MenC Hib/MenC Upper arm/thigh
Pneumococcal PCV Upper arm/thigh
Measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles) MMR* Upper arm/thigh
MenB booster
Left thigh
Eligible paediatric age groups
Influenza (each year from September) Live attenuated influenza vaccine LAIV*
Both nostrils
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

* See Green book chapter 19 or visit www.gov.uk/government/publications/influenza-the-green-book-chapter-19 or www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/child-flu-vaccine/
†  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.

full guideline available from…assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/741047/Complete_immunisation_schedule_2018.pdf

Public Health England. The routine immunisation schedule: from autumn 2018. September 2018.

First included: May 2016, updated September 2018.