Quick question: when do we immunise premature babies


When babies are born prematurely, at what age do they get their immunisations?

Babies should receive their immunisations based on their actual age (not corrected age). So if a baby was born at 26/40 and is four months old today (i.e. it is four months since they were born), they should receive their four month immunisations today.

As a rule: weight and development are based on corrected age; birthdays and immunisations are based on actual age.

See the immunisation schedule here.

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Tessa Davis is a paediatric emergency registrar from Glasgow and Sydney, but currently living in London. Tessa tries to spend time with her 3 kids in between shifts. @tessardavis | + Tessa Davis | Tessa's DFTB posts