Immunizations give protection against several infectious diseases and are scheduled during childhood. Serious reactions to immunizations are rare; consult your doctor if you are worried.
Timing of immunizations can be adjusted if some doses are missed. All immunizations are given by injection.
|Age||Diseases immunized against|
|2 months|| |
|3 months|| |
|4 months|| |
|Around 12 months|| Haemophilus influenzae B (HIB)/meningococcus C |
|Around 13 months|| |
|3 years 4 months, or soon after|| |
|12 to 13 years (girls only)||Cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus types 16 and 18.|
|13 to 18 years||Diphtheria/tetanus/poliomyelitis*.|
From the 2010 revision of the Complete Home Medical Guide © Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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