Child Health 0 - 5 Years

 

 

Children's Immunisation Schedule

 

Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the age at which you should ideally have them.

 

Routine Childhood Immunisations

 

For further details please see:

 

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/vaccination-schedule-age-checklist.aspx

 

Eight Weeks Old

 

Vaccine Given

DTaP/IPV/Hib (Pediacel) To Thigh

Protects Against

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

 

PCV (Prevenar 13) To Thigh

Protects Against

Pneumococcal disease

 

Rotavirus (Rotarix) By mouth

Protects Against

Rotavirus

MenB To Thigh

Protects Against

Meningococcal group B

 

Twelve Weeks Old

 

Vaccine Given

DTaP/IPV/Hib (Pediacel) To Thigh (2nd dose)

Protects Against

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib

 

Rotavirus (Rotarix) By Mouth

Protects Against

Rotavirus

 

Sixteen Weeks Old

 

Vaccine Given

 

DTaP/IPV/Hib (Pediacel) To Thigh (3rd dose)

Protects Against

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib

 

PCV (Prevenar 13) To Thigh

Protects Against

Pneumococcal disease

MenB To Thigh

Protects Against

Meningococcal group B

 

One Year Old

 

Vaccine Given

 

Hib/MenC (Menitorix) To Upper Arm/Thigh

Protects Against

Hib/MenC

 

PCV (Prevenar 13) To Upper Arm/Thigh

Protects Against

Pneumococcal disease

 

MMR(Priorix or MMR VaxPRO) To Upper Arm/Thigh

Protects Against

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (German measles)

MenB Booster To Thigh

Protects Against

Meningococcal group B

 

Two to Eight Years Old (including children in school years 1, 2, and 3

 

Vaccine Given

 

Live attenuated influenca vaccine To Both Nostrils 

Protects Against

Influenza

 

Three Years and Four Months Old

Vaccine Given

DTaP/IPV To Thigh 

Protects Against

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, and polio

MMR(Priorix or MMR VaxPRO) To Upper Arm/Thigh

Protects Against

Measles, Mumps and Rubella 

Please Note

 

** Where two or more injections are required at once, these should ideally be given in different limbs. Where this is not possible, injections in the same limb should be given 2.5cm apart.

 

Immunisations For At-Risk Children

 

At Birth, 4 Weeks Old, 8 Weeks Old and One Year Old

 

Vaccination Given (Babies born to hepatitis B infected mothers)

 

Hep B Thigh

Protects Against

Hepatitis B

 

At Birth

 

Vaccination Given

 

BCG Upper arm (intradermal)

Protects Against

Tuberculosis

 

Childrens Health

 

There is a good guide on the NHS website which describes various conditions affecting children. There is advice on how to diagnose them, how to treat them and if further advice should be consulted.

NHS childhood illness slideshow

 

 

When Should I Worry?

Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents. If you understand more about the illness it can help you to feel more in control. This booklet is for parents (and older children) and deals with common infections in children who are normally healthy.

 

                            

 

                            Download The Booklet

 

 

 

 

NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments

 

See the NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments Browser for an in-depth description of many common health issues.

 

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These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice

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For Medical Emergencies

Easthope Road

Church Stretton

Shropshire

SY6 6BL

Tel: 01694 722127

 

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