Changes to the National Immunisation Schedule

Vaccine Update – July 2015

Introduction of the Meningicoccal B (MenB) vaccination -­ added to the routine childhood immunisation schedule from 1/09/­15.

Men B vaccine will be administered together with the primary immunisations at 2 months, 4 months and 12 months.

There will be catch up programme for infants born between 1/­05/­2015 and 30/­06/2015. An invitation will be sent to the parents of these infants. For further information visit

Introduction of Meningicoccal ACWY (MenACWY) vaccination to the routine immunisation schedule from September 2015 replacing the routine MenC vaccine. This will be offered at school to those in academic years 9 or 10 ( 13 – ­15 years old).

A catch up programme starting August 2015 will be offered by the GP surgery for adolescents born between 1­/09/­1996 and 31/­08/­1997. A letter will be sent to those adolescents advising them to make an appointment.

First time university entrants, up to the age 25 years are also eligible for the vaccination,­ please make an appointment with the surgery.

Shingle vaccine­ – This is still available for those aged 70,78 and 79 years old on 1/09/­2014. If you have not already had please contact the surgery as this programme only runs until the 31­/08/­2015 when a new cohort will then be eligible.

Pneumonia vaccine­ – is available to anyone who has a chronic or long term illness such as Asthma, COPD, Diabetes and other long term conditions. In most cases only one vaccination is required. If you are unsure whether you have had the vaccine then please call the surgery for advice or use our contact form.

Influenza (Flu) vaccine – This year’s flu vaccine campaign intends to start end of September, early October. Information to follow!