Child immunisations

One of the best ways to protect your child against diseases like measles, rubella, tetanus and meningitis is through immunisations.

As well as protecting your own child, you’re also protecting others by preventing the spread of disease.

Vaccinations are offered free of charge in the UK – just book your appointments with your GP.

Please contact your GP if you are unsure or have any questions about vaccines or visit the NHS website

Vaccines for babies under 1 year old

8 weeks

6-in-1 vaccine

Rotavirus vaccine

MenB vaccine

12 weeks

6-in-1 vaccine (2nd dose)

Pneumococcal vaccine

Rotavirus vaccine (2nd dose)

16 weeks

6-in-1 vaccine (3rd dose)

MenB vaccine (2nd dose)

Vaccines for children aged 1 to 15

1 year

Hib/MenC vaccine (1st dose)

MMR vaccine (1st dose)

Pneumococcal vaccine (2nd dose)

MenB vaccine (3rd dose)

2 to 15 years

Children’s flu vaccine (every year until children finish Year 11 of secondary school)

3 years and 4 months

MMR vaccine (2nd dose)

4-in-1 pre-school booster vaccine

12 to 13 years

HPV vaccine

14 years

3-in-1 teenage booster vaccine

MenACWY vaccine

Vaccines for adults

65 years

Flu vaccine (given every year after turning 65)

Pneumococcal vaccine

Shingles vaccine (if you turned 65 on or after 1 September 2023)

70 to 79 years

Shingles vaccine

Vaccines for pregnant women

When it’s offered –

Flu vaccine

From 16 weeks pregnant

Whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine