Child Health 0 - 6 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 
When to immunise Diseases protected against Vaccine given Site**
Two months old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, DTaP/IPV/Hib Thigh polio and Haemophilus (Pediacel) influenza type b (Hib)
Pneumococcal disease PCV (Prevenar 13) Thigh
Rotavirus Rotavirus (Rotarix) By mouth
Meningococcal group B (MenB) MenBLeft Thigh
Three months old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, DTaP/IPV/Hib Thigh polio and Hib (Pediacel)
Meningococcal group C Men C (NeisVac-C Thigh disease (MenC) or Menjugate)
Rotavirus Rotavirus (Rotarix) By mouth
Four months old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, DTaP/IPV/Hib Thigh polio and Hib
Pneumococcal disease PCV (Prevenar 13) Thigh
Meningococcal group B (MenB) Men B Left thigh
One year old Hib/MenC Hib/MenC (Menitorix) Upper arm/thigh
Pneumococcal disease PCV (Prevenar 13) Upper arm/thigh
Measles, mumps and rubella MMR(Priorix or Upper arm/thigh (German measles) MMR VaxPRO)
MenB MenB booster Left thigh
Two to six years old Influenza (each year from Live attenuated Both nostrils (including children in September) influenza vaccine school years 1 and 2) LAIV4

Three years four Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis dTaP/IPV (Repevax) Upper arm months old or soon and polio or DTaP/IPV after (Infanrix-IPV)
Measles, mumps and rubella MMR (Priorix or Upper arm MMR VaxPRO) (check first dose has been given)

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 
Target Group Age & Schedule Disease Vaccines required
Babies born to At birth, four weeks, eight weeks Hepatitis B Hepatitis B vaccine hepatitis B and Boost at one year1 (Engerix B / HBvaxPRO) infected mothers

Infants in areas of At birth Tuberculosis BCG the country with TB incidence >= 40/100,000

Infants with a At birth Tuberculosis BCG parent or grandparent born in a high incidence country
Children's 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.
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.

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