Towcester Medical Centre

High Quality Care in a Family Friendly Setting

Child Immunisations

It is very important that all babies and children keep up to date with their immunisations. Below is a list of what they need to have and at what age they are given.

8 Weeks

  • Pneumococcal Infection (1st dose)
  • Rotavirus Vaccine
  • Men B Vaccine (1st dose) 
  • DTap / IPV / HIb 5 in 1 Vaccine (1st dose) This is a single jab for Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough), Polio and Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (known as Hib which is a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children). These immunisations are given as a 5 in 1 single jab which is know as

12 Weeks

  • Rotavirus Vaccine (2nd dose)
  • DTap/IPV/HIb  5 in 1 Vaccine (2nd dose)

16 Weeks

  • Pneumococcal Infection (2nd dose)
  • DTap/IPV/HIb  5 in 1 Vaccine (3rd dose)
  • Men B Vaccine (2nd dose) 

The above vaccinations must be given at least a month apart, we are unable to give these earlier.

One Year

  • Pneumococcal Infection (3rd dose)
  • Hib/Meningitis C (Booster)
  • Men B (3rd dose)
  • MMR (1st dose) This is for Measles Mumps and Rubella

3 Years & 4 Months

  • MMR (2nd dose)
  • DtaP/IPV (pre-school booster) This is a 4 in 1 single jab for Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis and Polio

2-6 Years (including children in school years 1 & 2)

  • Childrens Flu Vaccine (annual)

12-13 Years (Girls)

  • HPV This is a cervical cancer vaccine. Two jabs are given between six months and two years apart

Around 14-18 Years

  • Td/IPV (booster) This is a 3 in 1 single jab for Diphtheria,Tetanus and Polio
  • Meningitis ACWY Vaccine 

We are advised when scheduled immunisations are due, and will contact you to book an appointment. Alternatively, if you know that your child’s vaccination is due, you can ring us to book them in. If your child is ill or has a temperature then the vaccination will need to be delayed until this has resolved. Immunisations need to be given four weeks apart so the timing of immunisations will depend on when the first set were given, i.e. if the first set were given at 9 weeks of age subsequent vaccinations will be at 13 and 17 weeks.

Flu Vaccination

For the latest information about Flu Vaccinations for children please see the following link Flu Vaccine for Children

For further information about NHS Vaccinations please see the following link NHS Vaccination Schedule