Childhood Immunisations

Childhood immunisations are carried out at the surgery and all parents are encouraged to arrange for their children to be vaccinated against these potentially serious diseases.

Here’s a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK free of charge on the NHS and the ages at which they should ideally be given. We follow this schedule at the surgery.

If you’re not sure whether you or your child have had all your routine vaccinations, ask your GP or practice nurse to find out for you. It may be possible to catch up later in life.

Try to have your vaccinations delivered on time to ensure protection.

8 weeks

  • 6-in-1 vaccine, given as a single jab containing vaccines to protect against six separate diseases: diphtheria; tetanus; whooping cough (pertussis); polio; Haemophilus influenzae 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

16 weeks

One year

2 – 8 years

3 years and 4 months

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

65 years

65 and over

70 years (and 78 & 79-year-olds as a catch up)