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This week on Stokie Street Fatima has had a reminder to book her daughter in for her MMR vaccine, but she’s nervous about it upsetting her. She chats to Zi who puts her mind at ease, and signposts her towards helpful resources.

You may feel nervous about vaccinating your child, but it gives them the best defence against infectious diseases such as measles, rubella, tetanus, and meningitis, which can have life-threatening complications.

What vaccinations should children receive, and what do they protect against?

For a full schedule for all ages visit the NHS Vaccination Schedule.

 
Age Vaccines
8 weeks 6-in-1 vaccine
Rotavirus vaccine
MenB
12 weeks 6-in-1 vaccine (2nd dose)
Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine
Rotavirus vaccine (2nd dose)
16 weeks 6-in-1 vaccine (3rd dose)
MenB (2nd dose)
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

Check what vaccinations a child has had, or might be due, in their Personal Child Health Record, also known as the ‘red book’.

There are a number of resources available from the NHS about routine childhood vaccinations, which can help put peoples mind at ease: