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Childhood Immunisations

Immunisation Schedule
The above link directs you to the schedule for routine childhood immunisations in the United Kingdom published by Health Promotion England for the NHS and the Department of Health.


The Meningococcal C Conjugate Vaccine

The Secretary of State for Health announced in July 1999 that a new meningitis vaccine would be launched in the autumn of 1999. The vaccine is to be offered to children and young people either through a schools and college based immunisation programme, or by the GP for children under school age. The Chief Medical, Nursing and Pharmaceutical Officers have written to all relevant health professionals - "Meningococcal infection" The successful implementation of this major new programme will depend on the contributions of colleagues from many parts of the National Health Service, whose input will be much appreciated. Further information regarding the immunisation programme can be found in the CMO's document "Start of the new meningococcal C conjugate vaccine immunisation programme" issued18th October 1999.

Immunisation Programme & FAQ

Results so far indicate:-

»There has been a significant reduction in numbers of expected cases of meningococcal C disease in immunised age groups.

»The vaccine appears to be very safe and the balance of risks to benefits is overwhelmingly favourable.

»Routine immunisation with meningococcal Group C conjugate vaccine at age two, three and four months was added to the national programme, from November 1999. A catch-up programme is in place aimed at vaccinating all children aged under 18 years by the end of 2000.

More information on the Meningococcal C immunisation programme is available at


Health Promotion England

HPE Immunisation Website

On this site you'll find comprehensive information to help you make up your own mind about -


  • general immunisation issues, including safety and comparative risks
  • childhood immunisation and vaccines
  • diseases including
    • polio
    • meningitis
    • meningitis C
    • measles and mumps and rubella (MMR vaccine)
    • diptheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) (DTP vaccine)
    • haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
    • tuberculosis (BCG vaccine)
    • hepatitis B
  • travel vaccinations

This site gives you accurate, up-to-date and fully researched information on childhood, pre-school and school (adolescent) immunisations. It aims to answer any questions you may have with the most current scientific data available. The information you will find here is drawn from the work of professionals and scientists working in the immunisation field. This site is the ideal companion for parents, health professionals and anyone wanting to be sure that they have given full consideration to the decision to immunise their children or themselves.



MMR Autism Inflammatory Bowel disease
Health Education Board for Scotland

Further information regarding the immunisation programme can be found in the CMO's document "Measles, Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) Vaccine, Crohn's disease and Autism" issued 27th March 2017.





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