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.
- 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
- Hib/MenC vaccine, given as a single jab containing vaccines against meningitis C (first dose) and Hib (fourth dose)
- Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, given as a single jab
- Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine, third dose
- MenB vaccine, third dose
2 – 8 years
- 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
65 and over
- Flu vaccine (every year)