Vaccines and diseases

Find out about all the vaccines available and the diseases they fight.

Visit each specific vaccine page for detailed vaccine and disease information, or use the immunisation schedule to see what immunisation your child might need next.

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Routine immunisations (up to age 18)

The vaccines listed here make up the Routine Childhood Immunisation Programme. (View non-routine immunisations).

DTaP/IPV

Protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), and polio.

DTaP/IPV/Hib

Protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib).

Hib/MenC

Protects against Hib and meningitis C infections - two of the causes of meningitis and septicaemia.

HPV

Protects against the two types of HPV that can cause 70% of the cases of cervical cancer.

MenC

Protects against meningitis and septicaemia caused by meningococcal serogroup C bacteria.

MMR

The safest and most effective way to protect your child against measles, mumps and rubella.

Pneumococcal

Helps protect against one of the most common causes of meningitis, and other conditions such as severe ear infections and pneumonia.

Td/IPV

Completes the five-dose course that provides complete protection against tetanus, diphtheria and polio.


Non-routine immunisations (all ages)

BCG

Protects against tuberculosis (TB) and usually offered to babies at birth.

Hepatitis B

The hepatitis B vaccine is offered to all babies whose mothers or close family have been infected with hepatitis B.

Flu

Protects people over 65, or who have a long term medical condition, against flu.

Shingles

Helps reduce your risk of getting shingles or, if you do get shingles, it can reduce how serious the symptoms will be.

Travel vaccines

Immunisation advice for people going abroad.

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