Child development checks form part of the child health surveillance programme and are carried out at 8 weeks – see the immunisation schedule.
If your child is due any immunisations a reminder will be sent for you to attend Surgery. Immunisations cannot be administered without parental consent. Therefore if a grandparent is bringing the baby, written consent must be brought with the child and pre-signed by the parent. Social Services must also give written consent if the child is under the care of Social Services.
|When to immunise||Diseases protected against||Vaccine given||Injection Site**|
|2 months old||Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib)||DTaP/IPV/Hib||Thigh|
|3 months old||Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib||DTaP/IPV/Hib||Thigh|
|Meningococcal group C disease (MenC)||Men C||Thigh|
|4 months old||Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib||DTaP/IPV/Hib||Thigh|
|Between 12 and 13 months old – within a month of the first birthday||Hib/MenC||Hib/MenC||Upper arm/thigh|
|Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles)||MMR||Upper arm/thigh|
|3 years 4 months old or soon after||Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio||dTaP/IPV or DTaP/IVP||Upper arm|
|Measles, mumps and rubella||MMR||Upper arm|
|Girls aged 12 to 13 years old||Cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus types 16 and 18 (and genital warts caused by types 6 and 11)||HPV||Upper arm|
|Around 14 years old||Tetanus, diphtheria and polio||Td/IPV||Upper arm|
|Meningitis C||MenC||Upper arm|
Please note: ** Where 2 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
|When to immunise||Diseases protected against||Vaccine given||Site **|
|At birth, one month old, 2 months old and 12 months old||Hepatitis B||Hep B||Thigh|
|At birth||Tuberculosis||Tuberculosis||Upper arm (intradermal)|