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      Thomas Carr
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        Vaccinations can happen at any age however it is more common to have them at set times in your life such as when you are a baby, in Secondary School or when you are over 50 years old.

        In the UK, people can have 16 vaccinations. They are:

        6-in-1 vaccine 1st, 2nd and 3rd dose – To protect your babies against Diptheria, hepititus, Influenza, Polio, Tetanus and Whooping Cough. Given in 3 doses to make sure they develop strong immunity to the conditions the vaccine protects against
        Rotavirus vaccine 1st and 2nd dose – Protecting against the Rotavirus which is a highly infectious stomach bug that typically affects babies and young children, causing diarrhoea and vomiting, tummy ache and a high temperature.
        Hib/Men C (Haemophilus influenzae type b) – Given to 1-year-old babies to boost their protection against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and meningitis C.
        MMR – Protection against measles, mumps and rubella.
        MenB 1st, 2nd and 3rd dose – Protect babies against infection by meningococcal group B bacteria
        Pneumococcal 1st and 2nd dose – Protects against serious and potentially fatal pneumococcal infections
        Flu Vaccine – It’s offered every year to children to help protect them against flu
        Human Papillomavirus(HPV) – Helps protect against cancers including Cervical Cancer, some mouth and throat cancer and some cancers of the anal and genital areas
        MenACWY – Prevents students going to university from contracting meningitis and septicaemia
        4-in-1 pre-school booster – Offered to children from the age of 3 years and 4 months to boost their protection against diptheria, tetanus, whooping cough and polio
        3-in-1 teenage booster – Given to teenagers to boost protection against tetanus, diphtheria and polio.
        Shingles Vaccine – To prevent shingles for people in their 70s.
        Covid 19 1st and 2nd dose

        In Pregnant Women

          Whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine – protecting a mothers baby from developing whooping cough in the first few weeks of their life.
          Flu Jab in pregnancy – It’s recommended that all pregnant women have the flu vaccine. Studies have shown that it’s safe to have a flu vaccine during any stage of pregnancy, from the first few weeks up to your expected due date.

          Source: NHS vaccinations and when to have them

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