Shropshire Council

Vaccines through life

Vaccines are important, they protect you and your children. Vaccination's are the most important thing that we can do to protect ourselves. Vaccination saves lives.

It’s important that vaccines are given on time for the best protection, but if you or your child miss a vaccine please do contact your GP. To find out more visit the NHS vaccines website.

Vaccines are given in line with a national vaccine schedule:



Babies under a year old


8 weeks

6 in 1 vaccine


Rotavirus vaccine


Meningitis B

12 weeks

6 in 1 vaccine (2nd dose)


Pneumococcal (PVC) vaccine


Rotavirus vaccine (2nd dose)

16 weeks

6 in 1 vaccine (3rd dose)


Meningitis B (2nd dose)



Children aged 1 to 15 years


1 year

Haemophilus influenza type b & Meningitis C (1st dose)


Mumps Measles Rubella (1st dose)


Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine (2nd dose)


Meningitis B (3rd dose)

2 to 10 years

Flu vaccine (every year)

3 years and 4 months

Mumps Measles Rubella (2nd dose)


4 in 1 preschool booster

12-13 years

Human Papillomavirus vaccine

14 years

3 in 1 teenage booster


Meningitis and septicaemia (MenACWY)





65 years

Pneumococcal (PPV) vaccine

65 years (and every year after)

Flu vaccine

70 years

Shingles vaccine



The national annual schedule for Covid-19 vaccination has not yet been finalised. Please check the Covid-19 pages.