Grange Street Surgery
2 Grange Street, St Albans, Herts AL3 5NF

Child Health

Childhood Vaccinations

Please pay special attention to the time when you are notified of your child’s next immunisation appointment.

Vaccination checklist for children from birth to 18 years of age.

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

Given at your GP surgery:

  • 2 months:
    • 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) given as a 5-in-1 single jab known as DTaP/IPV/Hib
    • 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:
    • Meningitis C, third dose
    • Hib, fourth dose (Hib/MenC given as a single jab)
    • 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
    • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio (DtaP/IPV), given as a 4-in-1 pre-school booster

Given at your child's school:

  • Around 12 - 13 years:
    • Cervical cancer (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer (girls only): three jabs given within six months
  • Around 13 - 18 years:
    • Diphtheria, tetanus and polio booster (Td/IPV), given as a single jab

There are to be additional vaccinations introduced to the schedule at the end of the summer. The surgery is waiting for further details.

Further Information:

Interactive Childhood Vaccination Wall Planner from NHS Choices

More information on routine Childhood Vaccinations from NHS Choices