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									                                  Immunisation
Immunisation is the safest and most effective way of protecting against
serious disease. Once we have been immunised, our bodies are more
able to fight those diseases if we come in contact with them.
It is very important therefore that all babies receive their vaccines according to the
Department of Health national schedule as outlined below. If any course of immunisation is
interrupted, it should be resumed and completed as soon as possible.

When to              Diseases protected against                      Vaccine given
immunise
                     Diptheria,tetanus, pertussis                    DTaP/IPV/Hib
Two months old       (whooping cough), polio and                     And Pneumococcal
                     Haemophilusinfluenza type b (hib),              conjugate vaccine
                     Pneumococcal infection                          (PCV)
                     Diptheria,tetanus, pertussis
Three months         (whooping cough), polio and                     DTaP/IPV/Hib
old                  Haemophilusinfluenza type b (hib),              Men C
                     Meningitis C
                     Diptheria,tetanus, pertussis
                     (whooping cough), polio and                     DTaP/IPV/Hib
Four months old      Haemophilusinfluenza type b (hib),              Men C and PCV
                     Meningitis C
                     Pneumococcal infection
Around 12            Haemophilusinfluenza type b (hib),and           Hib/MenC
months               Meningitis C

Around 13            Measles, Mumps and Rubella (German              MMR and PCV
months               Measles). Pneumococcal infection
3 years four         Diptheria,tetanus, pertussis                    DTaP/IPV/Hib or
months to 5          (whooping cough), polio and Hib                 dTaP/IPV and MMR
years old            Measles, Mumps and Rubella
13 – 18 years        Tetanus, Diptheria and polio                    Td/IPV
old


If you think your baby/child has had a reaction to the vaccine and you are concerned about it,
talk to your Doctor. Nurse or Health Visitor. You can also phone NHS Direct on 0845 4647

Links to other websites
www.immunisation.nhs.uk
www.mmrthefacts.nhs.uk

								
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