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

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

DTaP/IPV/Hib

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

Hib/MenC

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

HPV

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

MenC

Helps protect against meningitis and septicaemia caused by meningococcal bacteria C.

MMR

The safest and most effective way to help 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 helps protect against tetanus, diphtheria and polio.

MenACWY 

Helps protect against meningitis and septicaemia caused by meningococcal bacteria A, C, W and Y. 


Non-routine immunisations (all ages)

BCG

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

Flu

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

Travel vaccines

Immunisation advice for people going abroad.

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