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).


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Non-routine immunisations (all ages)


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.


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


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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