Childhood Immunisations

Since vaccines were introduced in the UK, diseases like smallpox, polio and tetanus that used to kill or disable millions of people are either gone or seen very rarely. However, if people stop having vaccines, it's possible for infectious diseases to quickly spread again.

There are a number of vaccines that children should have. You can find a list of them below and on the NHS website. It is important that vaccines are given on time for the best protection.

All recommended vaccines are available for free from the NHS.

If you or your child missed any recommended vaccine, you can still contact your GP to catch up.

Childhood Vaccine Schedule

8 weeks
6-in-1 vaccine
Rotavirus vaccine
12 weeks
6-in-1 vaccine – 2nd dose
Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine
Rotavirus vaccine – 2nd dose
16 weeks
6-in-1 vaccine – 3rd dose
MenB – 2nd dose
1 year
Hib/Men C
Pneumococcal (PCV) – 2nd dose
MenB – 3rd dose
2 to 10 years
Flu vaccine [annual]
3 years 4 months
MMR – 2nd dose
4-in-1 pre-school booster
5 to 15 years
COVID-19 vaccine – 2 doses
12 to 13 years
HPV vaccine
14 years
3-in-1 teenage booster

Find out more about the above vaccines at NHS website