Baby Immunisation

The Child Health Authority will notify parents via post about their child’s immunization appointment.
 

Immunisations are given to babies at two, three and four months of age, with further immunisations given between 12 and 13 months of age.

Stowhealth follows the routine childhood immunsation programme. Each vaccination is given as a single injection into muscle of the thigh or upper arm.
 

2 months

  • 5-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/Hib). This single jab contains vaccines to protect against five separate diseases - diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib, a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children).
  • Pneumococcal infection

3 months

  • 5-in-1, second dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
  • Meningitis C

4 months

  • 5-in-1, third dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
  • Pneumococcal infection, second dose
  • Meningitis C, second dose

Between 12 and 13 months

  • Hib/Men C booster. Given as a single jab containing meningitis C, third dose and Hib, fourth dose.
  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), given as a single jab
  • Pneumococcal infection, third dose

3 years and 4 months, or soon after

  • MMR second jab
  • 4-in-1 pre-school booster (DtaP/IPV). Given as a single jab containing vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio.

Around 12-13 years

  • HPV vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer (girls only): three jabs given within six months

Around 13-18 years

  • 3-in-1 teenage booster (Td/IPV). Given as a single jab which contains vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus and polio

Vaccinations information
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