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Vaccinations for school age children

Vaccinations help protect against potentially life-threatening illnesses.

Routine vaccinations are offered free of charge on the NHS to all babies and children in the UK. They start when a baby is 8 weeks old and are completed by the time they are 18.

You will usually receive a letter telling you when vaccinations are due, but you can make sure you are up to date by checking NHS Choices or by calling your local GP surgery.

Here is a list of some of the vaccinations available:

FluChildren aged 2-8 years and children with long-term health conditionsOctober - MarchGP surgery and schools
Preschool boosters
(MMR and DTaP/IPV)
Children become eligible and receive an invite at 3 years and 4 monthsAnytimeGP surgery
HPVGirls aged 12-13August and April Schools
Meningitis ACWY vaccineYoung teenagers, sixth formers and “fresher” students going to university for the first timeAugust - SeptGP surgery


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Last updated: 13 December 2017

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