The childhood vaccination programme starts shortly after a child is born and runs through until children become adolescents, covering a series of injections designed to protect children and young people from as many diseases as possible through as few jabs as possible.
The key components of the programme are:
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella
- Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and hepatitis B
- Pneumococcal disease
- HPV - Human Papilloma Virus
- Meningococcal disease (B, A, C, W, Y)