Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK free of charge on the NHS and the ages at which they should ideally be given.
If you're not sure whether you or your child have had all your routine vaccinations, ask your GP or practice nurse to find out for you. It may be possible to catch up later in life.
Try to have your vaccinations delivered on time to ensure protection. If you're not going to be able to get to the GP surgery when a vaccination is due, talk to your doctor, as it may be possible to arrange to have the vaccination at a different location.
6-in-1 vaccine, given as a single jab containing vaccines to protect against six separate diseases: diphtheria; tetanus; whooping cough (pertussis); polio; Haemophilus influenzae type b, known as Hib, a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or Meningitis in young children; and hepatitis B
Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine
12-13 years (girls only)
HPV vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer – two injections given 6-12 months apart
3-in-1 teenage booster, given as a single jab containing vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus and polio
MenACWY vaccine, given as a single jab containing vaccines against Meningitis A, C, W and Y