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This is the UK's routine immunisation schedule from 1 September 2023.[1][2][3]

Changes to 2022

From 1 September 2023 changes to vaccine regimes include a one-dose HPV instead of two for adolescents aged 14-25 years.[4] Also, Shingrix gradually replaces Zostavax and the coverage expands to those older than 60 years and over 50 years in those with weakened immune systems.[4] Once stocks of Zostavax have been used up, the recommendation will be two doses of Shingrix 26 weeks to 52 weeks apart for 70-79-year olds..[4]


MenB vaccine, Bexsero, has been recommended at 2, 4 and 12 months since 2015.[5] The MMR vaccine MMRvaxPro contains porcine gelatine.[1]

Normal schedule

Routine immunisation schedule in the UK (2023).[1][6]
Age due Disease protection Vaccine Available brands Image
8 weeks (2 months)[1] Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, H. influenzae B infection, hepatitis B[1]

Meningitis B infection[1]

Rotavirus gastroenteritis[1]


MenB vaccine[1]

Rotavirus vaccine [1]

Infanrix-hexa or Vaxelis (im thigh)[1]

Bexsero (im left thigh)[1]

Rotarix (by mouth)[1]

12 weeks (3 months)[1] Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, H. influenzae B, hepatitis B[1]

Pneumococcal infection[1]

Rotavirus gastroenteritis[1]


Pneumococcal vaccine (13)

Rotavirus vaccine

Infanrix-hexa or Vaxelis (im thigh)

Prevenar 13 (im thigh)

Rotarix (by mouth)

16 weeks (4 months)[1] Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, H. influenzae B, hepatitis B[1]

Meningitis B infection[1]


MenB vaccine

Infanrix-hexa or Vaxelis (im thigh)

Bexsero (im left thigh)

One year (12 months)[1] H. influenzae B infection, meningitis C infection[1]

Pneumococcal infection[1]

Meningitis B infection[1]

Measles, mumps, rubella[1]


Pneumococcal 13 vaccine

Meningitis B vaccine

MMR vaccine

Menitorix (im upper arm/thigh)

Prevenar (13) (im upper arm/thigh)[1]

Bexsero (im left thigh)[1]

MMRvaxPro or Priorix (im upper arm /thigh)[1]

3 years 4 months[1] Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio[1]

Measles, mumps and rubella[1]

dTaP/IPV [1]

MMR (at 18 months in some areas)

Boostrix-IPV (im upper arm)[1]

MMRvaxPro or Priorix (im upper arm /thigh)[1]

Boostrix-IPV vaccine

MMR vaccine

12-13 years boys and girls Cancers and genital warts caused by HPV typesl HPV vaccine Gardasil 9 (im upper arm)[1]
14 years Tetanus, diphtheria, polio

Meningitis groups A, C, W and Y

Td/IPV [1]


Revaxis (im upper arm)[1]

Nimenrix (im upper arm) (check MMR)[1]


MenACWY vaccine

65 years Pneumococcal infection Pneumococcal vaccine Pneumovax-23 (im upper arm) Pneumococcal vaccine 23
Over 65 years Influenza Influenza vaccine[1] Adjuvanted quadrivalent influenza vaccine (egg-grown)[3]
65 and 70 years, with aim of rolling out to 60-79 years[7] Shingles[7] Shingrix: 2 doses of 0.5ml im in upper arm at least 8 weeks apart[7] Shingrix antigen

Special groups

Group Disease
Babies of mothers with hepatitis B
Babies who live where
Pregnant women
Heart/lung disease
Kidney disease
Liver disease
Neurological disease
Cochlear implants



  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 1.39 "Complete routine immunisation schedule from 1 September 2023". GOV.UK. Retrieved 12 October 2023.
  2. "11. UK immunisation schedule". UK immunisation schedule: the green book, chapter 11. UKHSA. 17 March 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Annual flu programme (UK 2023/2024)" (PDF). GOV.UK. Gov.UK. 6 October 2023. Retrieved 18 October 2023.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Dyson, Mel (1 September 2023). "Vaccination and immunisation programmes". British Medical Association. Retrieved 12 October 2023.
  5. Pollard, Andrew J.; Snape, Matthew D.; Sadarangani, Manish (2021). "22. Meningococcal vaccines". In Vesikari, Timo; Damme, Pierre Van (eds.). Pediatric Vaccines and Vaccinations: A European Textbook (Second ed.). Switzerland: Springer. pp. 249–260. ISBN 978-3-030-77172-0.
  6. "Complete routine immunisation schedule" (PDF). GOV.UK. Retrieved 2 March 2022.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "28a. Shingles (herpes zoster)". Shingles (herpes zoster). UK Health Security Agency. 26 July 2023. From September 2023, Shingrix is replacing Zostavax in the routine immunisation programme.