From 1 September 2023, all newly eligible individuals will be offered 2 doses of the non-live shingles vaccine Shingrix® instead of Zostavax®. In addition to this, the eligibility for the immunocompromised and immunocompetent cohorts will change to allow individuals to be protected at an earlier age. Although shingles can occur at any age, the risk and severity of shingles and its complications increases with age and is high in individuals who are immunosuppressed. It is important to ensure that those at greatest risk are vaccinated at an earlier age. The forthcoming change from 1 September 2023 will expand the eligibility to all immunocompromised individuals aged 50 years and over (with no upper age limit). Immunocompromised individuals who have already received 2 doses of Shingrix® do not need re-vaccination.


The pneumococcal vaccine helps protect against serious illnesses like pneumonia and meningitis. It’s recommended for people at higher risk of these illnesses, such as babies and adults aged 65 and over. You may also be eligible if you are in an at-risk group. We will invite you to make an appointment if you meet the criteria. 

Influenza (flu vaccine)

The programme provides direct protection to those at higher risk of flu associated morbidity and mortality, including older people, pregnant women, and those in clinical risk groups. 

Nasal spray for children, we offer appointments here for those aged 2-3 years. School aged children will be vaccinated in school by the SAIS (school aged immunisation service) School Aged Immunisation Service Vaccines and immunisations | Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

You will be contacted when flu vaccination clinics start if you meet the criteria.

Pertussis (whooping cough vaccine)

Expectant mothers can help protect their babies by getting themselves vaccinated against whooping cough from 16 weeks. The vaccine is sometimes offered after the mid-pregnancy scan around 18 to 20 weeks. For more information ask your midwife or visit Whooping cough vaccination in pregnancy guide – GOV.UK (

Immunisation – Children

Recommended at the following ages:
2 months: 1st Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio, Hib  & Pneumococcal, Men B & Rotavirus
3 months: 2nd Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio, Hib & Rotavirus
4 months: 3rd Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio, Hib, Men B & Pneumococcal
Between 12- 13 months: Hib & Men C. MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) Pneumococcal & Men B 

3 years and 4 months or as soon after:

Preschool booster – Diphtheria, Tetanus, Hib, Whooping Cough, Polio and MMR. 
Girls 12 – 13 years: Cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) – 3 vaccinations over 8 months
14+ years: Booster Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio & men C.
HPV and teenage immunisations are usually carried out in school.
Pregnant Women – whooping cough