Immunization in United Kingdom

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Vaccinations are routinely offered to every individual in the United Kingdom, provided by the National Health Service (NHS). Some vaccinations or combination of vaccines are given to individuals in many countries world wide such as MMR, DPT, and others.

Immunisation Schedule for 2011 in United Kingdom.

Age Vaccination
3 days 1. BCG (if there has been tuberculosis in the family in the previous 6 months).

2. Hepatitis B vaccine if mother is HBsAg +ve.

2 months 1. Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (DTaP/IPV/Hib). (5- in 1- single jab first dose).

2. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV).

3 months 1. Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and H. influenzae type b (DTaP/IPV/Hib) (5- in 1- single jab second dose).

2. Meningitis C (MenC).

4 months 1. Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and H. influenzae type b (DTaP/IPV/Hib) ((5- in 1- single jab third dose)).

2. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) – second dose.

3. Meningitis C (MenC) – second dose.

Between 12 and 13 months 1. Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR).

2. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) – third dose.

3. H. influenzae type b, meningitis C (Hib/MenC) – third dose.

3 years and 4 months to 5 years 1. Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio (dTaP/IPV or DTaP/IPV) - given as a 4-in-1 pre-school booster.

2. Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) – second jab.

Girls aged 12 to

13 years

• Cervical cancer caused by human papilloma virus (HPV) types 16 and 18. Three jabs given within six months.
13-18 years • Tetanus, diphtheria and polio booster (Td/IPV) – given as a single jab.
Over 65 (and at-risk groups <65) 1. Annual influenza vaccination.

2. One-off pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV) - including children over 2 years old (≥2 months after last dose of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV).

Vaccines for risk groups These include vaccinations against diseases such as hepatitis B, tuberculosis (TB), seasonal flu and chickenpox.

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