NHS vaccinations and when to have them
It’s important that vaccines are given on time for the best protection, but if you or your child missed a vaccine, contact your GP to catch up.
Routine vaccinations for babies, pre-school children and adults are continuing as normal.
It’s important to go to your appointments unless you, your child or someone you live with has symptoms of coronavirus.
Vaccinations usually given in school are being rescheduled.
NHS vaccination schedule
Babies under 1 year old
Children aged 1 to 15
|1 year||Hib/MenC (1st dose)
MMR (1st dose)
Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine (2nd dose)
MenB (3rd dose)
|2 to 10 years||Flu vaccine (every year)|
|3 years and 4 months||MMR (2nd dose)
4-in-1 pre-school booster
|12 to 13 years||HPV vaccine|
|14 years||3-in-1 teenage booster
Extra vaccines for at-risk people
Some vaccines are only available on the NHS for groups of people who need extra protection.
See vaccines for at-risk babies and children
See vaccines for people with underlying health conditions
If you’re starting college or university you should make sure you’ve already had:
- the MenACWY vaccine – which protects against serious infections like meningitis. You can still ask your GP for this vaccine until your 25th birthday.
- 2 doses of the MMR vaccine – as there are outbreaks of mumps and measles at universities. If you have not previously had 2 doses of MMR you can still ask your GP for the vaccine.
Non-urgent advice: Speak to your GP surgery if:
- you think you or your child have missed any vaccinations
- you or your child have a vaccination appointment – but you’ve missed it or cannot attend
They can book or rearrange the next available appointment.
It’s best to have vaccines on time, but you can still catch up on most vaccines if you miss them.