Children are routinely offered three injections of PCV at age 2 months, 4 months and between 12 and 13 months. The first two are usually given at the same time as the DTaP/IPV(polio)/Hib injection - this stands for 'diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough)/polio/ Haemophilus influenzae type b' - (but given in a different part of the body with a separate needle and syringe). The third dose, at between 12 and 13 months, is usually given at the same time as the Hib/MenC vaccine - this stands for 'H. influenzae type b/meningitis C' - and the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps and rubella).
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