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