UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) commissions attitudinal surveys to understand parental knowledge and attitudes towards the immunisation programme to inform the planning of the childhood immunisation programme.
A timeline showing the development and introduction of vaccines in the UK from 1796 to 2019.
Joint letters from the Department of Health, UKHSA and NHS England announce changes to vaccine programmes. Training slide sets and other resources to accompany these programmes are also available:
ImmForm is an UKSHA website used to both collect data on vaccine uptake for the national immunisation programme, and provide ordering facilities for vaccines used in the national immunisation programme, and other products supplied by UKHSA for urgent treatments, such as immunoglobulins and antivenom for the European Adder. There is a registration helpsheet to help you access the ImmForm website
2018 marked 50 years since the introduction of the first measles containing vaccine into the UK childhood immunisation programme. View our online measles blog and follow the timeline to see how the programme has evolved over the last 50 years.
The immunisation of pregnant woman and neonates slidesets have been developed to support the delivery of immunisation training to health care workers providing or advising on immunisation of pregnant women:
Added the national minimum standards and core curriculum for immunisation training for registered healthcare practitioners guidance document.
Added the HPV vaccination for men who have sex with men evaluation report
Added measles poster and leaflets to raise awareness of measles outbreaks.
Added immunisation in pregnancy training resources.
Vaccination timeline infographic updated to include the hexavalent combination vaccine (DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB).
Added leaflet: HPV vaccination guide from September 2017.
Added guidance on the infant hexavalent combination vaccine (DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB).
Add 'MMR leaflet: Have you had your MMR?'.
New HPV factsheet for health professionals.
New template letter for parents of babies who missed BCG immunisation
Added guidance for the unlicensed BCG vaccine, in response to a vaccine shortage: training material for healthcare professionals; advice for healthcare professionals; guide for parents and carers.
Addied immunisation infographics to the collection.
New leaflet: Pregnancy: how to help protect you and your baby which describes the vaccinations that help protect you and your baby during and after pregnancy.
Added letter about expiry extension for SSI BCG vaccine batch 114022A.
Added: Responding to cold chain failures involving the LAIV.
Added 'Immunisations for young people' leaflet, updated to match the current schedule.
Updated with current leaflet about pre-school immunisations.
Added immunisation training resources: competence assessment tool and quality framework.
Added leaflet on vaccines and porcine gelatine.
Added details of introduction of MenB and MenACWY vaccines.
The following have been added to the collection under 'vaccine handling and protocols': off-label vaccine: leaflets; cold chain leaflet: vaccines stored outside the recommended temperature range
Added links to vaccine in pregnancy surveillance advice.
Added vaccine incident guidance, one page guide for patients with incomplete or uncertain histories, and guidance about porcine gelatine content in Fluenz(R). Restructured with better headings.
Vaccination against pertussis (whooping cough) for pregnant women guidance added under documents and pertussis (whooping cough) headings.
Updated to add 'Use of Infanrix-IPV+Hib in the infant schedule: information for healthcare professionals' guidance.
Updated to include routine childhood immunisations from July 2014
Added letter about schedule change to HPV vaccination programme.
Updated to include links to the complete routine immunisation schedule from summer 2014 and new vaccines for 2014 poster.
Meningitis C leaflet for university students added. Grouped documents by topic. Removed documents that are available from their own topic collections.
The guidance 'Protocol for ordering, storing and handling vaccines' was added to the collection.
Removed vaccine uptake documents from this collection; collected separately in 'vaccine uptake' collection.
Updated the immunisation section to add a link for ordering publications online; revised description of some document links.
Added 'Seasonal flu vaccine uptake in GP patients 1 September 2013 to 31 December 2013' and 'Seasonal flu vaccine uptake in healthcare workers 1 September 2013 to 31 December 2013'
Added 'Seasonal flu vaccine uptake in healthcare workers 1 September 2013 to 30 November 2013' and 'Seasonal flu vaccine uptake in GP patients 1 September 2013 to 30 November 2013'.
Added 'Annual HPV vaccine coverage 2012 to 2013: by PCT and SHA' and 'Annual HPV vaccine coverage 2012 to 2013: by PCT and area team'.
Added 'Pertussis vaccination programme for pregnant women 2012 to 2013: monthly data by area team (England)'.
Added 'Seasonal flu vaccine uptake data for GP Patients: provisional monthly data for 1 September 2013 to 31 October 2013' and 'Seasonal flu vaccine uptake in healthcare workers 2013-2014: provisional monthly data for 1 September 2013 to 31 October 2013'.
Added poster promoting flu jabs to those at risk.
Added 'Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine uptake monthly survey 2013 to 2014 user guide', 'Prenatal pertussis vaccine uptake surveys 2013 to 2014 quick reference guide' and a revised version of the 'Prenatal pertussis vaccine uptake surveys 2013 to 2014 user guide'.