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Childhood Immunisations

Immunisation helps to protect you from disease

It’s really important children continue to receive the booster vaccines and MMR vaccine they are due at one year during the pandemic. These will protect them against several different serious infectious diseases. Make an appointment with your GP practice who can give them safely.

Vaccination appointments count as an important medical reason to leave your home.

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.

Please click here to view the current schedule for childhood immunisations

2 and 3 years:

  • Flu vaccine (annual)

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 and MenACWY vaccination

14 - 25 years

  • who missed the MenACWY vaccination can have it at any time up until the age of 25 years

Women who are pregnant:

  • Are eligible for the Pertussis vaccination anytime from 16 weeks pregnant to 8 weeks post delivery

People aged under 65 years:

  • May be eligible for annual flu vaccine and pneumococcal vaccination every 10-years. Please ask at the Practice for details

65 and over:

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

70 - 79 years:

  • Shingles vaccine (from September 2013), if they are 70 or 78 or were previously eligible ie 70 or 78 since September 2013 and they have not yet reached their 80th birthday, they are eligible.
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