A new vaccine to prevent meningitis has been added to the routine NHS immunisation programme offered to all babies: the Men B vaccine is recommended for babies aged 2 months, followed by a second dose at 4 months, and a booster at 12 months. Find out more here.

There is also a temporary catch-up programme for babies who are due their 3- and 4-month vaccinations in September 2015, to protect them when they are most at risk from infection.

More information about the schedule for all baby, child (and adult) vaccinations can be found here