Location: St.Albans - Hatfield Road
10th October 2017

Health Visitor blog/Immunisation Schedule

Immunisation schedule.

This week I thought I would provide an up to date immunisation schedule. Many of your children will have had their baby and preschool jabs so I will also include the immunisations for throughout their childhood including what they will be offered in senior school. The schedule has changed quite a bit with the introduction of the Hepatitis B vaccine for Babies as well as the Flu spray and no doubt by this time next year, this blog will need to be updated as there may be other vaccines in the pipeline!

Current Vaccine schedule October 2017 (NHS 2017)

8 Weeks

6-in 1 vaccine, given as a single jab containing vaccines to protect against 6 separate diseases: diphtheria; tetanus; whooping cough (pertussis); polio; Haemophilus influenza type b, known as Hib, a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children; and hepatitis B.

Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine

Rotavirus vaccine

MenB vaccine

 

12 Weeks

6-in-1 vaccine second dose

Rotavirus vaccine second dose

 

16 Weeks

6-in-1 vaccine third dose

Pneumococcal (PCV)vaccine second dose

MenB vaccine second dose

 

One year

Hib/MenC vaccine, given as a single jab containing vaccines against meningitis C (first dose) and Hib (forth dose)

Measles, mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine, given as a single jab

Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine, third dose

MenB vaccine, third dose

 

2-8 Years (including children in reception class and school years 1-4)

 

Children’s flu vaccine (annual)

 

3 years and 4 months

 

Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, second dose

 

4-in-1 pre school booster, given as a single jab containing vaccines against: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis) and polio.

 

 

12-13 years-(girls only)

 

HPV vaccine which protects against cervical cancer- two injections given 6-12 months apart

 

14 years

 

3-in-1 teenage booster, given as a single jab containing vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus and polio

 

MenACWY vaccine, given as a single jab containing vaccines against meningitis A,C,W and Y