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Overview

This section is part 2 of the PHE UK immunisation schedule.

  • When children attend for any vaccination, it is important to also check that they are up-to-date for any vaccines that they should have received earlier.
  • The table below gives an example checklist at each key stage; doses of those vaccines that have not been received but are still indicated at that age should be caught up. Catch-up doses should be administered as soon as possible but leaving the appropriate intervals as advised in the relevant chapters.
Table 2: At these key ages, children’s immunisation status should be checked and the child offered catch-up for any missing vaccinations as follows:
Key ageVaccines child should catch-up with

At the age of 12 months:

Three doses of diphtheria, tetanus, polio, pertussis, Hib and hepatitis B* containing vaccine.

 

Two doses of PCV vaccine.

 

Two doses of MenB vaccine.

At the age of 24 months:

Three doses of diphtheria, tetanus, polio, pertussis (and hepatitis B)* containing vaccines.

 

A single dose of Hib/MenC and PCV vaccines after the age of one year.

 

Either 2 doses of MenB under the age of one and one dose after the age of one; or 2 doses of MenB after the age of one.

 

A single dose of MMR vaccine after the age of one year.

At school entry:

Four doses of diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio containing vaccine.

 

Two doses of MMR vaccine after the age of one year.

 

A single dose of Hib/MenC conjugate vaccine after the age of one year.

At transfer to secondary school:

Four doses of diphtheria, tetanus and polio containing vaccine.

 

Two doses of MMR vaccine after the age of one year.

 

A single dose of Hib/MenC conjugate vaccine after the age of one year.

Before leaving school:

Five doses of diphtheria, tetanus, polio containing vaccine.

 

A single dose of MenACWY vaccine after the age of 10 years.

 

Two doses of MMR vaccine.

 

Two doses of HPV vaccine (for girls only) or three doses if course started aged 15 years and above.

* Children born on or after 1st August 2017 were eligible for DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB. Those born before this date do not require the hepatitis B component except if they are deemed high risk.

From the 2019-20 school year, 12- to 13-year-old boys and girls will both be eligible for the HPV vaccine. See the NHS UK website for more information

Hib=Haemophilus influenzae type b; PCV=pneumococcal conjugate vaccine; Men=meningococcal; MMR=measles, mumps, and rubella; HPV=human papillomavirus

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full guideline available from…

www.gov.uk/government/publications/immunisation-schedule-the-green-book-chapter-11

Public Health England. UK immunisation schedule: the green book, chapter 11. April 2019.
Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

First included: May 2019.