When your child should be vaccinated

Wandsworth vaccination schedule for children, accurate as of November 2018
Age of your child Diseases protected against

Two months old (three injections and one oral dose)

1st dose - Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b and hepatitis B (DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB)


1st dose - Pneumococcal (PCV)


1st dose - Meningococcal B (MenB)
1st dose - Rotavirus



Three months old (one injection and one oral dose) 2nd dose - DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB
2nd dose - Rotavirus
Four months old (three injections) 3rd dose - DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB
2nd dose - PCV
2nd - dose MenB
Between 12 and 13 months old -
within a month of their first birthday (four injections)
Booster - Hib/Meningococcal C (Hib/MenC)
Booster - PCV
1st dose - Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
Booster - MenB
From 18 months (one injection) 2nd dose - MMR2*
Three years four months old or
soon after (one injection)
Booster - Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio (DTaP/IPV)
Two and three years (nasal spray, routinely given at general practice) Influenza (each year from September)
Children in reception class, and in school years 1-5 (nasal spray, routinely given at school) **Influenza (each year from September)

*Please note that Wandsworth operates to an accelerated MMR vaccination schedule, 2nd dose of MMR is generally given at 18 months to encourage and improve local uptake.

** The existing flu immunisation programme will be extended over a number of years to include all children aged two to 16 years inclusive. 

Other vaccination schedules

Vaccines for adolescents
Age Diseases protected against
Girls aged 12 to 13 Human Papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) which protects against cervical cancer caused by HPV types 16 and 18 (and genital warts caused by types 6 and 11).
The HPV vaccine is given in two doses administered 6-24 months apart.
Fourteen year olds (school year 9) Tetanus, diphtheria and polio (Td/IPV). MMR status is also checked at this point.
Meningococcal groups A,C,W and Y disease (MenACWY)
Vaccination schedule for older people
Age Diseases protected against
65 year olds Pneumococcal (PPV)
65 year olds and older Influenza (flu) each year from September
70 or 78 year olds Shingles

Speak to your GP surgery or health visitor if any of these vaccines have been missed.