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MEDICUS HEALTH PARTNERS
Bush Hill Park Medical Centre
 
25 Melbourne Way, Bush Hill Park, Enfield, EN1 1XG
Tel : 020 8366 5858


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Childhood Vaccinations


One of the most important things that a parent can do for their child is to make sure that they have all their routine childhood vaccinations. It's the most effective way of keeping them protected against infectious diseases.

 

Ideally, kids should have their jabs at the right age to protect them as early as possible and minimise the risk of infection.


Vaccination Checklist

 

Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the age at which you should ideally have them.

 

2 months:

  • 1st Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and Hepatitis B given as a 6-in-1 single jab known as DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB)
  • 1st Pneumococcal
  • 1st Meningitis B
  • 1st Rotavirus (oral)

3 months:

  • 2nd 6-in-1, (DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB)
  • 2nd Rotavirus (oral)
4 months:
  • 3rd 6-in-1,(DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB)
  • 2nd Pneumococcal
  • 2nd Meningitis B

Between 12 and 13 months:

  • 1st Meningitis C 
  • 4th Hib (Hib/MenC given as a single jab)
  • 1st MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), given as a single jab
  • 3rd Pneumococcal
  • 3rd Meningitis B

 

Between 2 and 7 years:

  • Intranasal influenza vaccine

 

3 years and 4 months:

  • 2nd MMR
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio (DtaP/IPV), given as a 4-in-1 pre-school booster
Around 12-13 years:
  • Cervical cancer (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer (girls only): two injections given 6-12 months apart 
Around 13-18 years:
  • Diphtheria, tetanus and polio booster (Td/IPV), given as a single jab
  • Meningitis ACWY
65 and over:
  • Flu (every year)
  • Pneumococcal (also for young people suffering from chronic disease e.g. heart problem such as angina or heart attacks, respiratory problem such as asthma of Chronic Obstructive Airway Disease, kidney problem, metabolic problem such as diabetes etc)

70 years:

  • Shingles

 

Vaccines For Risk Groups

 

People who fall into certain risk groups may be offered extra vaccines. These include vaccinations against diseases such as hepatitis B, tuberculosis (TB), seasonal flu and chickenpox. See the NHS Choices pages on vaccines for adults to find out whether you should have one.

 

Read more about vaccines for kids on the NHS Choices website.


Content provided by NHS Choices.

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