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)
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
6-in-1 vaccine second dose
Rotavirus vaccine second dose
6-in-1 vaccine third dose
Pneumococcal (PCV)vaccine second dose
MenB vaccine second dose
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
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