Vaccine Product Information

Please note: the following information is intended for guidance only. Please ask your own medical advisor for copies of vaccine product information relevant to you.

Hepatitis B

BCG vaccine

DTaP/IPV/Hib (Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis)

Polio

Meningitis C

NeisVac-C is a meningitis C vaccine

Pneumococcal vaccine

MMR

MMRV

HPV (Cervical cancer)

 





The Vaccines

To find out what vaccines are used in which country and when they are given check out: World Health Organization Vaccine Preventable Diseases Monitoring System,

Immunization schedules by antigen, selection centre:

http://www.who.int/immunization_monitoring/en/globalsummary/scheduleselect.cfm

The UK vaccination schedule (16/10/07):

Pregnant women are offered screening for hepatitis B. If they have acute hepatitis B or are found to be carriers, their babies are offered hepatitis B vaccine starting at birth, given in three doses, and hepatitis B immunoglobulin if recommended.

At birth, targeted children will be offered BCG vaccine (one injection) against TB (tuberculosis). The vaccination is usually offered while the baby is still in hospital, but it can be given at any time.

2 months - diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, hib meningitis and polio plus pneumococcal (six components given by two injections)

3 months - diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, hib meningitis and polio plus meningitis C (six components given by two injections)

4 months - diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, hib meningitis and polio plus pneumococcal plus meningitis C (seven components given by three injections)

12 months - hib meningitis and meningitis C (two components given as either one injection or two separate injections)

13 months - measles, mumps, rubella plus pneumococcal vaccine (four components given by two injections)

3 to 5 years - diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis and polio plus measles, mumps and rubella (seven components given by two injections)

13 to 18 years - diphtheria, tetanus and polio (three components given by one injection)

Vaccines under consideration for the UK schedule (16/10/07): Measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chickenpox) combination vaccine - MMRV Cervical cancer vaccine - HPV ( human papillomavirus)















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