Children from 3 years 4 months

Information about recommended immunisations for children aged from 3 years 4 months, including protection against measles, mumps, whooping cough and polio.

Protection against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and polio can fade over time. Also, immunity to measles, mumps and rubella may not develop after a single dose of the MMR vaccine.

The immunisations offered from age 3 years 4 months – often called pre-school boosters – will top up your child’s level of antibodies (the substances our bodies produce to fight off disease and infection) and help to keep them protected.

Immunisations from 3 years 4 months:

DTaP/IPV vaccine
Helps protect against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and polio.

MMR vaccine
Helps protect against measles, mumps and rubella.

All children aged 2 and older are offered a nasal spray flu vaccine every year.

More information:

A guide to childhood immunisations up to 5 years of age
An overview of all the routine immunisations offered for young children to protect them from serious childhood diseases.

What to expect after immunisation
Important information for parents about what to expect after their child receives an immunisation.

For advice and information on any health topic, you can call the NHS Helpline on 0800 22 44 88 (8am–10pm, 7 days).

Last reviewed on 19 April 2016

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