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Immunisation protects children and adults against harmful infections before they come into contact with them in the community. Immunisation uses the body’s natural defence mechanism - the immune response - to build resistance to specific infections.

Immunisation helps children and adults stay healthy by preventing serious infections. If a child or adult does not receive all the recommended doses he/she will remain susceptible to those diseases and may become sick if exposed to those diseases. Immunisation is not compulsory but is highly recommended for all children refer to the full immunisation schedule for more information.

Please contact your Practice Nurse for further advice on vaccination.

The Isle of Man follows a similar Childhood Immunisation Programme to that carried out within the UK - but it should be noted that some of the vaccines offered differ slightly to those offered within the UK.

Immunisation Booklets

Disease Information


Flu, Whooping Cough and German Measles 


Premature Babies and Birth up to One Year
DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB vaccine
Pneumococcal vaccine (PCV)
Rotavirus vaccine
MenB vaccine                              

At one year of age
MMR vaccine
Hib/MenC vaccine
Pneumococcal booster vaccine (PCV)
MenB booster vaccine


4-in-1 pre-school booster
MMR vaccine (2nd dose)

Teenagers and Adolescents

12-13 Years (girls and boys)
Isle of Man HPV Vaccination Programme
HPV Vaccine

14 Years 
3-in-1 teenage booster vaccine
MenACWY vaccine


65 and Over
Annual flu vaccine
Pneumococcal vaccine

70 years
Shingles vaccine

Vaccines only for ‘at risk groups’

Flu vaccines for people with long-term health conditions
Hepatitis B vaccine (birth onwards)
BCG (TB) vaccine (babies)
BCG (TB) vaccine (adults)
Chickenpox vaccine (any age)
Pneumococcal vaccine (2 years to 65 years)

Travel advice and vaccines

Travelling and Health

Travel Vaccines

Remember: It is never too late to have your child immunised. Even if your child has missed an immunisation and is older than the recommended ages, talk to your doctor, practice nurse or health visitor to arrange for your child to be immunised.

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