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Vaccination timeline

Historical vaccine development and introduction of vaccines in the UK.


Vaccination timeline infographic from 1796 to present

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This timeline includes the latest introductions to the vaccination programme in the UK from 1796 to the present.

Published 4 October 2013
Last updated 16 July 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added revised timeline which includes the HPV Universal programme.

  2. Updated to include the hexavalent combination vaccine (DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB).

  3. Updated immunisation timeline includes the new 2015 meningococcal vaccines

  4. Updated to include full range of vaccines introduced between 1996 and 2010.

  5. Added flu vaccination for 4-year-olds.

  6. First published.