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Overview

This section is part two of the Public Health England UK immunisation schedule, which was last updated by PHE in January 2020. View the full range of schedule documents here.

  • 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 previously.
  • 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.
  • At a minimum, children’s immunisation status should be checked at these key ages, see Table 1, and the child offered catch-up for any missing vaccinations.
Table 1: Routine immunisation schedule vaccination history at key ages
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.

 

A single dose 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 PCV13 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 year; or 2 doses of MenB after the age of one year.

 

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 or three doses if course started aged 15 years and above[A].

[A] All Females remain eligible for HPV vaccine up to their 25th birthday. All males born on/after 1 September 2006 are eligible up to their 25th birthday

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

 

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

Public Health England. UK immunisation schedule: the green book, chapter 11. January 2020.
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Published date: January 2020.