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 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.

PHE commissions attitudinal surveys to understand parental knowledge and attitudes towards the immunisation programme to inform the planning of the childhood immunisation programme.

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:


The ImmForm website is the government’s vaccine ordering facility. You need to use Internet Explorer to use the website. There is a registration helpsheet to help you access the ImmForm website.

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

Immunisation leaflets and guidance for parents

  1. MMR vaccination: Have you had your MMR?

    • Promotional material
  2. Pregnancy: how to help protect you and your baby

    • Promotional material
  3. Immunisations for young people

    • Promotional material
  4. Immunisations: babies up to 13 months of age

    • Promotional material
  5. Vaccines and porcine gelatine

    • Guidance
  6. What to expect after vaccinations

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

    • Promotional material
  8. Immunisations at one year of age

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

    • Promotional material
  10. Splenectomy: leaflet and card

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

    • Promotional material

Vaccine handling and protocols

Hexavalent combination vaccine (DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB)

Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib)

Human papillomavirus (HPV)

  1. HPV vaccine: vaccination guide leaflet

    • Promotional material
  2. HPV vaccination for girls: programme poster

    • Promotional material
  3. Human papillomavirus (HPV): vaccination record card

    • Promotional material
  4. HPV vaccine: beating cervical cancer

    • Promotional material
  5. HPV vaccination and cervical cancer: addressing the myths

    • Guidance
  6. HPV vaccination for men who have sex with men: year 1 pilot

    • Research and analysis
  7. HPV vaccination pilot for men who have sex with men (MSM)

    • Guidance
  8. Changes to the HPV vaccine schedule 2014 to 2015: advice for healthcare professionals

    • Guidance
  9. Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination consent form

    • Form
  10. HPV vaccination programme: change from 3 to 2 doses

    • Correspondence

Pertussis (whooping cough)

Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)

  1. Measles outbreak

    • Promotional material
  2. Thinking of getting pregnant?

    • Promotional material
  3. MMR for all: general leaflet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Promotional material
  11. Rubella resources

    • Guidance


Immunisation training resources for healthcare professionals


  1. Vaccination timeline

    • Promotional material
  2. Vaccines work: infographic

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

    • Promotional material
  4. The impact of vaccines: infographic

    • Promotional material
  5. Vaccines throughout life: infographic

    • Promotional material
Published 15 October 2013
Last updated 7 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added the national minimum standards and core curriculum for immunisation training for registered healthcare practitioners guidance document.
  2. Added the HPV vaccination for men who have sex with men evaluation report
  3. Added measles poster and leaflets to raise awareness of measles outbreaks.
  4. Added immunisation in pregnancy training resources.
  5. Vaccination timeline infographic updated to include the hexavalent combination vaccine (DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB).
  6. Added leaflet: HPV vaccination guide from September 2017.
  7. Added guidance on the infant hexavalent combination vaccine (DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB).
  8. Add 'MMR leaflet: Have you had your MMR?'.
  9. New HPV factsheet for health professionals.
  10. New template letter for parents of babies who missed BCG immunisation
  11. 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.
  12. Addied immunisation infographics to the collection.
  13. 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.
  14. Added letter about expiry extension for SSI BCG vaccine batch 114022A.
  15. Added: Responding to cold chain failures involving the LAIV.
  16. Added 'Immunisations for young people' leaflet, updated to match the current schedule.
  17. Updated with current leaflet about pre-school immunisations.
  18. Added immunisation training resources: competence assessment tool and quality framework.
  19. Added leaflet on vaccines and porcine gelatine.
  20. Added details of introduction of MenB and MenACWY vaccines.
  21. 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
  22. Added links to vaccine in pregnancy surveillance advice.
  23. 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.
  24. Vaccination against pertussis (whooping cough) for pregnant women guidance added under documents and pertussis (whooping cough) headings.
  25. Updated to add 'Use of Infanrix-IPV+Hib in the infant schedule: information for healthcare professionals' guidance.
  26. Updated to include routine childhood immunisations from July 2014
  27. Added letter about schedule change to HPV vaccination programme.
  28. Updated to include links to the complete routine immunisation schedule from summer 2014 and new vaccines for 2014 poster.
  29. Meningitis C leaflet for university students added. Grouped documents by topic. Removed documents that are available from their own topic collections.
  30. The guidance 'Protocol for ordering, storing and handling vaccines' was added to the collection.
  31. Removed vaccine uptake documents from this collection; collected separately in 'vaccine uptake' collection.
  32. Updated the immunisation section to add a link for ordering publications online; revised description of some document links.
  33. 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'
  34. 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'.
  35. 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'.
  36. Added 'Pertussis vaccination programme for pregnant women 2012 to 2013: monthly data by area team (England)'.
  37. 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'.
  38. Added poster promoting flu jabs to those at risk.
  39. 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'.
  40. First published.