Immunisation is the safest and most effective way of protecting children against serious diseases.
The hexavalent vaccine, containing Hep B vaccine, was introduced into the UK Routine Childhood Immunisation Schedule on 1st October 2017 for babies born after 1st August 2017. The vaccine is offered in the routine schedule at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age. However, those babies at high risk of Hep B will continue to be immunised at birth and at one month of age with the monovalent HepB vaccine before commencing on the routine childhood schedule at 8 weeks. See NHS Scotland Patient Information Leaflet 2018 and the HPS, NHS Scotland, NES Guidance for healthcare practitioners
The Updated UK Routine Childhood Immunisation Schedule (revised Autumn 2018) is available here.
Please see attached an “Improving Confidence in Vaccines” infographic developed by NES colleagues to support registered healthcare practitioners in discussing vaccination with patients, carers and parents.
NES has produced an infographic “Improving Confidence in Vaccines” to support registered healthcare practitioners in discussing vaccination with patients, carers and parents.
Page last updated Feb 2020