The UK immunisation schedule
The UK immunisation programme is an NHS initiative allowing all eligible persons to receive free vaccinations against a range of diseases in the UK. Please see the NHS Choices website for further information.
DTaP IPV Hib vaccination
Diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio and Hib are all diseases that are vaccinated against at 2, 3 and 4 months. A booster vaccination for Hib is given at 12-13 months, and a booster vaccination for DTaP IPV is given at around 40 months.
Infanrix-IPV+Hib is a 5-in-1 (DTaP IPV Hib) vaccine that is given at 2, 3 and 4 months of age. There must be at least 4 weeks in between each dose.
There are two 5-in-1 vaccines used on the UK immunisation schedule:
- Pediacel – please see the manufacturer’s website for more information