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COVID-19 Update

 We are running face-to-face pre-bookable immunisation clinics. It’s very important that routine childhood immunisations are started and completed on time, despite the COVID-19 Pandemic. This will help protect the child from a range of serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. If your child is due, please contact us to make an appointment.


0208 319 5400


Routine Vaccination Schedule:

2 Months ( 8 Weeks )

6-in-1 vaccine: first dose. Protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Hib disease and hepatitis B

Rotavirus vaccine: first dose. Protects against rotavirus

MenB vaccine: first dose. Protects against type B meningococcal disease

3 Months ( 12 Weeks)

6-in-1 vaccine: second dose. Protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Hib disease and hepatitis B

Rotavirus vaccine: second dose. Protects against rotavirus

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV): first dose. Protects against pneumococcal disease

4 Months ( 16 Weeks)

6-in-1 vaccine: third dose. Protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Hib disease and hepatitis B

MenB vaccine: second dose. Protects against type B meningococcal disease

12 to 13 Months

Hib/MenC vaccine. Boosts protection against Hib disease, and protects against type C meningococcal disease

MMR vaccine: first dose. Protects against measles, mumps and rubella

PCV booster. Protects against pneumococcal disease

MenB booster. Protects against type B meningococcal disease

*18 Months

MMR booster Protects against measles, mumps and rubella

To provide clarity on the scheduling of the second dose of MMR vaccine, the green
book chapter states:

the first dose of MMR should be given between 12 and 13 months of age’ and ‘a
second dose is normally given before school entry but can be given routinely at any
time from three months after the first dose. Allowing three months between doses is
likely to maximise the response rate, particularly in young children under the age of 18
months.

Link: Measles: the green book, chapter 21 – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Where an accelerated schedule is followed for the second dose of MMR in London,
Public Health England recommends this is given from 18 months of age to maximise
the response rate in all children.

*Please note that Valentine Health Partnership operates the accelerated MMR vaccination schedule

3 Years 4 Months

Pre-school booster (4-in-1 vaccine) Protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and polio

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