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Drs Johnson, Garrett & Mitchell
 Drs Johnson, Garrett & Mitchell

4 Brewer Street
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 1RU

Tel: 01622 755401
Fax: 01622 695378

Child Immunisation


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.

 

 

8 weeks

 

5-in-1 vaccine – this single jab contains vaccines to protect against five separate diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (known as Hib – a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children)  

Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine

Rotavirus vaccine

Men B vaccine

 

12 weeks

 

5-in-1 vaccine, second dose

Men C vaccine (DISCONTINUED from July 1 2016)

Rotavirus vaccine, second dose

 

16 weeks

 

5-in-1 vaccine, third dose

Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine, second dose

Men B vaccine second dose 

 

One year

 

Hib/Men C 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

Men B vaccine, third dose 

 

2-7 years (including children in school years 1, 2 and 3)

 

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

14 years

 

3-in-1 teenage booster, given as a single jab and contains vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus and polio

Men ACWY vaccine, given as a single jab and contains vaccines against meningitis A, C, W and Y

 

65 years


Pneumococcal (PPV) vaccine

65 and over

Flu vaccine (every year)

 

70 years (and 78 and 79 year-olds as a catchup)

Shingles vaccine

 

Vaccines for special groups


There are some vaccines that aren't routinely available to everyone on the NHS, but that are available for people who fall into certain risk groups, such as vaccines for pregnant women, people with long-term health conditions, and healthcare workers.

Additional vaccines for special groups include:

Travel vaccines


There are some travel vaccines that you should be able to have free on the NHS from your local surgery. These include:

Other travel vaccines, such as yellow fever vaccination, are only available privately. 

Find out more from our section on travel vaccines.

 

 

 

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


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