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Here’s a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free 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 going to be away from the GP surgery when a vaccination is due, talk to your doctor. It may be possible to arrange to have the vaccination at a different location.

8 weeks

12 weeks

16 weeks

One year

2-6 years (including children in school years 1 and 2)

3 years and 4 months

12-13 years (girls only)

  • HPV vaccine – protects against cervical cancer (two injections given 6-12 months apart)

14 years

65 years

65 and over

70 years (and 78 and 79 year-olds as a catchup)

Vaccines for special groups

There are some vaccines that aren’t routinely available to everyone on the NHS, but that are available for people who fall into certain risk groups, such as vaccines for pregnant women, people with long-term health conditions, and healthcare workers.

Additional vaccines for special groups include:

Travel vaccines

There are some travel vaccines that you should be able to have free on the NHS from your local surgery. These include:

Other travel vaccines, such as yellow fever vaccination, are only available privately.