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Immunisation

Information for immunisation practitioners and other health professionals.

The World Health Organization says:

The two public health interventions that have had the greatest impact on the world’s health are clean water and vaccines.

‘Immunisation against infectious disease’, also known as the Green Book, has the latest information on vaccines and vaccination procedures in the UK.

Immunisation patient group direction (PGD) templates are available for authorisation and adoption to provide NHS England Commissioned national routine immunisation services.

Vaccine update newsletters cover developments in the field and updates to the Green Book.

See the latest vaccine uptake guidance and statistics.

Minutes of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) meetings are available.

Vaccine programmes

Joint letters from the Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England announce changes to vaccine programmes. Training slide sets and other resources to accompany these new programmes are also available:

ImmForm

The ImmForm website is the government’s vaccine ordering facility. You need to use Internet Explorer to use the website. There are ImmForm helpsheets to help you use the site.

Immunisation publications

Use Department of Health Orderline to order paper copies of leaflets.

Browse an archive of older publications.

History of measles and rubella vaccination

Childhood immunisation schedules

  1. The complete routine immunisation schedule

    • Guidance
  2. Routine childhood immunisation schedule

    • Guidance

Immunisation leaflets and guidance for parents

  1. Pregnancy: how to help protect you and your baby

    • Promotional material
  2. Immunisations for young people

    • Promotional material
  3. A guide to immunisations for babies up to 13 months of age

    • Promotional material
  4. Vaccines and porcine gelatine

    • Guidance
  5. What to expect after vaccinations

    • Guidance
  6. Childhood immunisation: quick guide for parents of premature babies

    • Promotional material
  7. Immunisations at 12 months of age

    • Promotional material
  8. Pre-school vaccinations: guide to vaccinations from 2 to 5 years

    • Promotional material
  9. Splenectomy: leaflet and card

    • Promotional material
  10. Immunisation: why our children must be protected (DVD)

    • Promotional material

Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)

  1. MMR for all: general leaflet

    • Guidance
  2. Think measles: patient leaflet for young people

    • Guidance
  3. Think measles: poster about measles in young people

    • Promotional material
  4. Think measles: poster for young people

    • Guidance
  5. Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR): use of combined vaccine instead of single vaccines

    • Guidance
  6. Measles: Don't let your child catch it - poster

    • Promotional material
  7. Measles: Don't let your child catch it flyer (for GPs)

    • Promotional material
  8. Measles: Don't let your child catch it flyer (for schools)

    • Promotional material
  9. Rubella resources

    • Guidance

Infographics

  1. Vaccines work: infographic

    • Promotional material
  2. The battle against meningococcal disease: infographic

    • Promotional material
  3. The impact of vaccines: infographic

    • Promotional material
  4. Vaccines throughout life: infographic

    • Promotional material